plural noun Informal.
Origin of begats
verb (used with object), be·got or (Archaic) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.
Origin of beget
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
These are the generations of Sem: Sẽ was an hundred yere olde and begat Arephachsad ij.The First Boke of Moses called Genesis|William Tyndale
Abraham was more than one hundred years old when he begat Isaac and also Sarah was not young.Christopher Columbus, Complete|Filson Young
Then "Isaac begat Jacob;" why did he not say Esau, who was the first-born?The City of God, Volume II|Aurelius Augustine
verb -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got (tr)
Word Origin for beget
archaic past tense of beget.
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.