begot


begot

verb

  1. simple past tense and a past participle of beget.

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

  1. (especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
  2. to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.

verb

  1. a past tense and past participle of beget

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

  1. to father
  2. to cause or create
v.

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.

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