- simple past tense of beget.
- genealogical lists, especially those in the Old Testament.
Origin of begats
- (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
- to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.
Origin of beget
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Related Words for begatengender, sire, procreate, get, afford, breed, father, effect, reproduce, bring, produce, propagate, multiply, occasion, cause, generate
Examples from the Web for begat
Contemporary Examples of begat
And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis
The Daily Beast
March 24, 2014
Historical Examples of begat
Here he begat a family consisting of five pairs of twin male children.Critias
Why betray them when they were doomed to be stifled in the breast that begat them?The Suitors of Yvonne
But I am utterly wretched, for I begat the best of sons in Troy, and none of them is left.The Legacy of Greece
This, I trow, was done by those evil spirits that begat them, for the injury of the Goths.Bulgaria
Sailors married queens and begat princesses and all the rest of it.The House of Pride
- archaic a past tense of beget
- to father
- to cause or create
Word Origin for beget
archaic past tense of beget.