From Middle French fortuit, from Latin fortuitus.
fortuit (comparative more fortuit, superlative most fortuit)
- (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:, II.3.5:
- And so for false fears and all other fortuit inconveniences, mischances, calamities, to resist and prepare ourselves, not to faint is best […].
fortuit (feminine singular fortuite, masculine plural fortuits, feminine plural fortuites)
- fortuitous (happening by chance, by fortune)