A falling about; an incidental accessory or accretion; a happenstance; occurrence; instance.
(transitive) To fall upon; fall all over; overtake
‘At dusk an unusual calm befalls the wetlands.’;
A fall of water, usually lesser in size, near to or beside a larger, more predominant waterfall.
(intransitive) To happen.
(transitive) To happen to.
‘Temptation befell me.’;
Case; instance; circumstance; event; incident; accident.
To happen to.
‘I beseech your grace that I may knowThe worst that may befall me.’;
To come to pass; to happen.
‘I have revealed . . . the discord which befell.’;
become of; happen to;
‘He promised that no harm would befall her’; ‘What has become of my children?’;
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance;
‘It happens that today is my birthday’; ‘These things befell’;