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 begotten
The passion of Alfieri for knowledge was begotten by the reading of "Plutarch's Lives."
For in God's sight I was begotten and commenced, being multiplied immediately "from the beginning of the world."Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I|Martin Luther
He was a lover of books in his youth; and his desire to become an actor was begotten in the theatre.
This it was that steadied him through the hardest test of all with that only begotten, the fire test on Moriah.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation|S. D. Gordon
Only that Peter and this Catharine could have begotten such a Paul.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
verb -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got (tr)
Word Origin for beget
late 14c., past participle adjective 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.