verb (used with object), be·got or (Archaic) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.
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- beggar's opera, the,
Origin of beget
Examples from the Web for begetter
Nine-tenths of all the imaginative literature of the world is concerned with love and death, the begetter and the extinguisher.The Critical Game|John Albert Macy
This story is the only begetter of the large army of pathetic figures of failure that crowd the pages of Russian literature.An Outline of Russian Literature|Maurice Baring
Begetter of intelligence reached by intuition, not reason, iii.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Upon the assured success of a delightful book the reviewer begs to offer to its only begetter his most respectful congratulations.
One form of the legend makes Tammuz the begetter of autumn vegetation.Sumerian Hymns|Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh
verb -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got (tr)
Word Origin for beget
mid-15c., agent noun from 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.