what is difference between fortunate and rosy
Borrowed from Latin fortunatus.
Morphologically fortune + -ate.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənɪt/, /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənət/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃənɪt/, /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃnɪt/
- (General American, weak-vowel merger) IPA(key): [ˈfoɹt͡ʃənətʰ], [ˈfoɹt͡ʃnətʰ]
- Hyphenation: for‧tu‧nate
fortunate (comparative more fortunate, superlative most fortunate)
- It is a fortunate sign if the sun shines on a newly wedded couple.
- Happening by good luck or favorable chance.
- Patrick was the unlikely match-winner as Berkeley earned a fortunate victory over Chisolm.
- Favored by fortune.
- This is a time when we think of those less fortunate than ourselves.
- (auspicious): rosy; see also Thesaurus:auspicious
- (happening by favorable chance): lucky; see also Thesaurus:lucky
- (favored by fortune): privileged, successful; see also Thesaurus:prosperous
- fortunate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- fortunate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- feminine plural of fortunato
From fortūnātus (“fortunate, prosperous”)
fortūnātē (comparative fortūnātius, superlative fortūnātissimē)
- prosperously, fortunately
- fortunate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- fortunate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- fortunate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊzi/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊzi/
- Rhymes: -əʊzi
From rose + -y
rosy (comparative rosier, superlative rosiest)
- If I close my eyes I can see Marie today as I saw her then. Round, rosy face, snub nose, dark hair piled up in a chignon.
- Resembling rose, as in scent of perfume.
- (figuratively) Optimistic.
- paint a rosy picture
From Cockney rhyming slang, Rosie Lee.
- Rosie (more common spelling, as per the etymology)
- (slang, Britain) tea
- I wish a cup of Rosy.
- I fancy a cup of rosy lee.
- Syro-, roys, sory
- IPA(key): [ˈrosɪ]
- genitive singular of rosa
- IPA(key): [ˈrɔsɨ]
- dative singular of rosa
- locative singular of rosa
- nominative dual of rosa
- accusative dual of rosa
- The Russian language.
- IPA(key): /ˈrɔ.sɨ/
- inflection of rosa:
- genitive singular
- nominative/accusative/vocative plural