misfortune etymology

English word misfortune comes from English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.), English fortune

Detailed word origin of misfortune

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
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; [...]
misfortune English (eng) (countable) an undesirable event such as an accident. (uncountable) bad luck.

Words with the same origin as misfortune

Descendants of mis-
miscarriage misconduct mishap misunderstand