Fortune (Oxford English Dictionary)
1. a. Chance, hap, or luck, regarded as a cause of events and changes in men’s affairs. Often (after Latin) personified as a goddess, ‘the power supposed to distribute the lots of life according to her own humour’ (Johnson); her emblem is a wheel, betokening vicissitude.
Etymology: Latin fortūna , related to forti- , fors chance, and ferre to bear v. Main senses: I. to carry; II. to sustain; III. to thrust, press; IV. to bring forth.