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begotten


verb

  1. a past participle of beget.

verb (used with object), be·got or (Archaic) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.

  1. (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
  2. to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.

verb

  1. a past participle of beget

verb -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got (tr)

  1. to father
  2. to cause or create
adj.

late 14c., past participle adjective from beget.

v.

Old English begietan “to get by effort, find, acquire, attain, seize” (class V strong verb, past tense begeat, past participle begeaton), from be- + get (v.). Sense of “to procreate” is from c.1200. Related to Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan “to get, obtain.” Related: Begot; begotten.

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