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Fortuna

(fôrto͞o`nə), in Roman religion, goddess of fortune. Worshiped under several forms, she appears to have originally been a goddess of fertility. She was later identified with Tyche, the Greek goddess of chance, and like her was represented with a ship's rudder and a cornucopia.
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Fortuna

[fȯr′tü·nə]
(astronomy)
An asteroid with a diameter of about 130 miles (210 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.44 astronomical units, and C-type surface composition.
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Fortuna

goddess of chance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 58]
See: Chance
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/ nam citius paterer caput hoc discedere collo / quam possem nuptae perdere more faces, / aut ego transirem tua limina clausa maritus, / respiciens udis prodita luminibus.
Tenebris et solitudini familiarissima, ne ad fratrem quidem respiciens, carmina celebrandae Marcelli memoriae composita aliosque studiorum honores reiecit et aures suas adversus omne solacium clusit.
"Et respiciens Petus canem magnum catena grande ligatum, accedens soluit eum, canis autem solutus uocem humanam accipiens dixit ad Petrum," cap.