begotten

[ bih-got-n ]
/ bɪˈgɒt n /

verb

a past participle of beget.
Related formsself-be·got·ten, adjectivewell-be·got·ten, adjective

Definition for begotten (2 of 2)

beget

[ bih-get ]
/ bɪˈgɛt /

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

(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

before 1000; Middle English begeten (see be-, get); replacing Middle English biyeten, Old English begetan; cognate with Gothic bigitan, Old High German bigezzan
Related formsbe·get·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for begotten (1 of 2)

begotten

/ (bɪˈɡɒtən) /

verb

a past participle of beget

British Dictionary definitions for begotten (2 of 2)

beget

/ (bɪˈɡɛt) /

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

to father
to cause or create
Derived Formsbegetter, noun

Word Origin for beget

Old English begietan; related to Old Saxon bigetan, Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan to find; see be-, get
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