Definition of fortunate
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LNS
fortūnātē
Fortunatae Insulae
adverb
  1. fortunately, prosperously
Abbreviations
fortūno, āvi, ātum, 1 (archaic form of the perf. subj. fortunassint, Afran. ap. Non. 109, 18), v. a. fortuna, II. A. 1., to make prosperous or fortunate, to make happy, to prosper, bless: prosperare, omnibus bonis augere, Non. l. l. (class.; most freq. in the P. a.); constr. usually (alicui) aliquid: St. Di fortunabunt vostra consilia! Ph. Ita volo, Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 175: tibi patrimonium dei fortunent, Cic. Fam. 2, 2: eumque honorem tibi deos fortunare volo, id. ib. 15, 7; Liv. 34, 4 fin.: quod faxitis, deos velim fortunare, id. 6, 41, 12: quamcumque deus tibi fortunaverit horam, whatever happy hour Providence has allotted you, Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 22.

—Absol.: deos ego omnes, ut fortunassint, precor, Afran. ap. Non. 1. 1.

—Hence, fortūnātus, a, um, P. a., prospered, prosperous, lucky, happy, fortunate (syn.: beatus, felix). In gen.: salvus atque fortunatus semper sies, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 5: et miser sum et fortunatus, id. Capt. 5, 3, 16: qui me in terra aeque Fortunatus erit, si illa ad me bitet? id. Curc. 1, 2, 52: quam est hic fortunatus putandus, cui, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 17: nec quicquam insipiente fortunato intolerabilius fieri potest, id. Lael. 15, 54: laudat senem et fortunatum esse dicit, id. Tusc. 3, 24, 57: mihi vero Cn. et P. Scipiones comitatu nobilium juvenum fortunati videbantur, id. de Sen. 9, 29: o hominem fortunatum! id. Quint. 25, 80: fortunate senex! Verg. E. 1, 47: fortunatus et ille deos qui novit agrestes, id. G. 2, 493: c fortunatam rem publicam! Cic. Cat. 2, 4, 7; cf.: o fortunatam natam me consule Romam, id. poet Fragm. ap. Quint. 9, 4, 41; 11, 1, 24; cf. also Juv. 10, 122: fortunatus illius exitus, Cic. Brut. 96, 329: vita, Hor. Ep. 1, 11, 14: ut nobis haec habitatio Bona, fausta, felix fortunataque eveniat, Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 3 (v. felix).

—Comp.: ecquis me hodie vivit fortunatior? Ter. Eun. 5, 8, 1: Carneades dicere solitus est, nusquam se fortunatiorem quam Praeneste vidisse Fortunam, Cic. Div. 2, 41 fin.; Hor. A. P. 295.

—Sup.: Archelaus, qui tum fortunatissimus haberetur, Cic. Tusc. 5, 12, 34: fortunatissimo proelio decertare, Vell. 2, 12, 5.

— Poet., with gen.: fortunatus laborum, happy in his sufferings, Verg. A. 11, 416: fortunate animi! Stat. Th. 1, 638.

— In partic. (Acc. to fortuna, II. B. 2.) In good circumstances, well off, wealthy, rich: gratia fortunati et potentis, Cic. Off. 2, 20, 69: apud Scopam, fortunatum hominem et nobilem, id. de Or. 2, 86, 352: quid vos hanc miseram ac tenuem sectamini praedam, quibus licet jam esse fortunatissimis? Caes. B. G. 6, 35, 8.

— Fortūnātae Insulae, Gr. τῶν Μακάρων νιῆσοι, the fabulous isles of the Western Ocean, the abodes of the blessed; acc. to some, the Canary Isles, Plin. 4, 22, 36, § 119; 6, 32, 37, § 202; also called Fortunatorum insulae, Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 148; and transf.: amoena virecta fortunatorum nemorum, Verg. A. 6, 639.

Adv.: fortūnāte, fortunately, prosperously: nunc bene vivo et fortunate atque ut volo, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 112: facile et fortunate evenit, id. Ep. 2, 2, 61: feliciter, absolute, fortunate vivere, Cic. Fin. 3, 7, 26: scite aut fortunate gestum, Liv. 10, 18, 5.
 
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