[ bih-got-n ]
/ bɪˈgɒt n /


a past participle of beget.
Related formsself-be·got·ten, adjectivewell-be·got·ten, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-begotten

  • The inscriptions say of the great Bennu that "it was self-begotten," that "it caused the divisions of time to arise."

  • Is he outside that causal plexus, self-begotten, self-existent?

    God and Mr. Wells|William Archer
  • Then four other gods were generated, all sexless and self-begotten.

    The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
  • The evil done by self, self-born and self-begotten,Crushes the senseless fool, as a bolt the jar of stone.162.

    The Buddha's Path of Virtue|Frank Lee Woodward

British Dictionary definitions for self-begotten


/ (bɪˈɡɒtən) /


a past participle of beget
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Word Origin and History for self-begotten



late 14c., past participle adjective from beget.

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