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sich begeben

1.
to go to
(A fancy, orderly sounding word for going (walking) to a place. Think a theater where the people go to the exit. The self reference is in Accusative.)
2.
to happen, to take place
(This has a high "fairy tale factor" and you pretty much only find it in books in the phrasing "Es begab sich, dass/als...". But this meaning is the base of the noun "die Begebenheit".)
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Root: *ghabh-
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