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sich ereignen

to happen, to take place
(The self reference is in Accusative, but it's always going to be "sich" as it is always used in third person. Sounds a bit scripted and is not used in daily life.)
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Word Family

Root: *aik-

The core idea of this root was:

owning, possessing

It’s the origin of (to) own, to owe, ought and the words freight and fraught, which are probably based on a notion of carrying,bringing your belongings somewhere.

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