From Early Modern English, loosely translating into modern-day English to mean
a. Misfortune or wretchedness: listened to his tale of
When something betides you, it happens to you. Betide is a literary way of saying
“happen,” like in this quote from Jane Austin's Persuasion, “
Used humorously to warn (someone) that they will be in trouble if they.... Meaning , pronunciation and example sentences, English to English reference content.
Aug 7, 2014
intransitive verb. : to happen especially as if by fate. transitive verb. : to happen to
: befall —used chiefly in the phrase