- a past participle of beget.
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Examples from the Web for self-begotten
Then four other gods were generated, all sexless and self-begotten.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
Is he outside that causal plexus, self-begotten, self-existent?God and Mr. Wells
The evil done by self, self-born and self-begotten,Crushes the senseless fool, as a bolt the jar of stone.162.The Buddha's Path of Virtue
Frank Lee Woodward
The inscriptions say of the great Bennu that "it was self-begotten," that "it caused the divisions of time to arise."The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)
- a past participle of beget
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Word Origin and History for self-begotten
late 14c., past participle adjective from beget.
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