fortune etymology

English word fortune comes from Proto-Italic *fortūnā, Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewe-, and later Proto-Indo-European *bʰértis (The act of carrying, bearing.)

Detailed word origin of fortune

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*fortūnā Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*bʰrewe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰértis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) The act of carrying, bearing.
*forts Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
fors Latin (lat) Luck, chance. Perhaps, perchance.
fortuna Latin (lat) (in the plural) possessions. Destiny, fate. Fortune, luck. Good fortune; misfortune (depending on context). Prosperity.
fortune Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
fortune English (eng) A large amount of money.. A prediction or set of predictions about a person's future provided by a fortune teller.. A small slip of paper with wise or vaguely prophetic words printed on it, baked into a fortune cookie.. Destiny, especially favorable.. Good luck.. One's wealth; the amount of money one has; especially, if it is vast.. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; [...]

Words with the same origin as fortune

Descendants of *fortūnā
Descendants of *bʰrewe-
bar barking base bear beer bird birth board born bread break breath breathe bridge broke broken brown buried burn bury difference offer prefer suffer