In Latin is where the etymological origin of the fortuitous term that now occupies us lies. Specifically, we can establish that it derives from “fortuitus”, which is the result of the sum of two lexical components of that language:
-The noun "fortune", which can be translated as "luck."
-The suffix "-ito", which is used as a diminutive.
The notion refers to what Occurs casually or accidentally . The fortuitous, therefore, is linked to the fortune (in the sense of being a series of events or events that are generated unexpectedly).
For example: "Last night there was a fortuitous meeting between the president and the opposition leader in a restaurant downtown", “Success in this profession is never fortuitous: it is due to effort and study”, "Thanks to a fortuitous finding, an archaeologist discovered the remains of a pre-Columbian city in Central America".
Among the synonyms of fortuitous we can highlight words such as unexpected, eventual, unforeseen or transitory, for example. On the contrary, among its antonyms are terms as planned, thought, planned, organized ...
The idea of fortuitous case it is used in the field of right to refer to the event occurred by chance that generates some kind of damage. Given its origin, it is not possible to attribute its effect to any particular person.
A fortuitous case, thus, exempts individuals from fulfilling certain obligations, because it is considered that the event it could not be foreseen and, for that reason, it could not be avoided. The fortuitous case is usually caused by an internal matter that was unknown to the subject.
Suppose a man driving a car causes an accident due to a mechanical failure of your vehicle. Nap person It had all the documentation in order, the cause of the failure was unknown and the defect suddenly broke in, it can be said that it is a fortuitous case. The driver had no way of predicting what was going to happen.
Unlike a fortuitous case, the circumstances beyond one's control not only cannot be foreseen, but it is also inevitable. These cases of force majeure occur by an external agent, such as a phenomenon natural.
Within the field of medicine, we also use the fortuitous term that now concerns us. Specifically, there is talk of accidental birth, which is the birth of a baby that occurs unexpectedly and spontaneously without the existence of conditions that are optimal for him or his mother. It is interesting to know that more than half of the children who come to the world in this way manage to survive and get ahead, however, many of them will have to spend their first days and weeks in the neonatal intensive care units of hospitals .
In the field of culture, the word fortuitous has also been used on numerous occasions to give title to certain works. This would be the case, for example, of the novel "Casual slip", which is written by Anne Gracie and is part of the romantic genre. Specifically, it is the fourth part of the saga "Dark riders".