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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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