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 (fôr-to͞o′nə, -tyo͞o′-)
n. Roman Mythology
The goddess of fortune.

[Latin Fortūna; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of fortune and good luck. Greek counterpart: Tyche
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Noun1.Fortuna - (Roman mythology) the goddess of fortune and good luckFortuna - (Roman mythology) the goddess of fortune and good luck; counterpart of Greek Tyche
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
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References in periodicals archive ?
(24) '"Vade Jesu citius, vade, quid moraris?' Et Jesus severo vultu et oculo respiciens in eum dixit; 'Ego,' inpuit, 'vado, et expectabis donec redeam.'" Roger of Wendover, Flores Historiarum, trans.
nam citius paterer caput hoc discedere collo, quam possem nuptae perdere more faces (2), aut ego transirem tua limina clausa maritus, respiciens udis prodita luminibus.
Vulgate: 'Et respiciens Jesum ambulantem, dicit: Ecce agnus Dei'