to come quickly to pass to take place
- to take place to
- become of; occur to
- take place, happen, or perhaps the outcome throughout occasions or by chance
- to take place to.
- to come calmly to pass; to happen.
Old English befeallan "to rob of; fall to, be assigned to; befall," from be- "by, about" + feallan (see autumn). Compare Old Frisian bifalla, Old Saxon, Old High German bifallan, German befallen. Associated: Befell; befalling.
- involvement of heart as a result of sarcoidosis
- euglenozoa infection
(v. t.) To happen to.
- (v. i.) to come quickly to pass; to happen.
The slave might thus be by birth of equal rank with his master, who knew that the same fate might befall himself or some of the members of his family.