fortuit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fortuit, from Latin fortuitus.

Adjective[edit]

fortuit (comparative more fortuit, superlative most fortuit)

  1. (obsolete) Fortuitous.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 3, member 5:
      And so for false fears and all other fortuit inconveniences, mischances, calamities, to resist and prepare ourselves, not to faint is best […].

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fortuit (feminine singular fortuite, masculine plural fortuits, feminine plural fortuites)

  1. fortuitous (happening by chance, by fortune)

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