Trying to find the correct adjective for “very lucky/very fortunate “ in feminine singular. Valde fortunata or ipsum fortunata?

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Think simple!


… is the easiest answer. Valde fortunata is also correct, and maxime fortunata as well.

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    I think "Beatus -a -um" also works very appropriately -- "Beatissima" perhaps.
    – Nickimite
    Commented Sep 10, 2020 at 19:20
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    @Nickimite I recommend giving that as a separate answer, describing the meaning of the two adjectives (or at least beatus). I have an upvote waiting with your name on it. (+1 also to this answer.)
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Sep 10, 2020 at 19:23

A wall inscription from Pompeii: "phoenix felix et tu" = "The phoenix is fortunate/ happy and you (too).". Alternatively, "Be as fortunate/ happy as the phoenix.".

In Latin the phrase "et tu" has fold-back quality: "and you too". In contemporary English a response to a greeting could be: "And you (too).".

See: https://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2014/03/up-yours-brutus.html

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