for-tu-nate / fôr-chə-nĭt
1. lucky, bringing or having good fortune
The man who is always fortunate cannot easily have a great reverence for virtue.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC
2. favorable, advantageous, showing signs of success
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 – 1894
1. one who has good luck, particularly one who is wealthy
The highest test of the civilization of any race is in its willingness to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.
Booker T. Washington, 1856 – 1915
From fortunatus, fortunata, fortunatum, the past passive participle of the verb fortuno, fortunare, fortunavi, fortunatum (make prosperous, make happy, which is derived from the Latin feminine noun fortuna, fortunae (chance, luck, fate, fortune), a relative of the Latin feminine noun fors, fortis (chance, accident, luck).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing the etymology of fortunate.