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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , begeten , from biȝeten Old English ( beġietan “ to get, find, acquire, attain, receive, take, seize, happen, beget ”), from Proto-Germanic ( *bigetaną “ to find, seize ”), equivalent to + be- . Cognate with get Old Saxon ( bigitan “ to find, seize ”), Old High German ( bigezan “ to gain, achieve, win, procure ”) ( German ( begatten “ to mate, copulate, beget ”)).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
beget ( third-person singular simple present , begets present participle , begetting simple past begot or , begat past participle ) begotten
cause; to produce. To
father (rarely: to mother); to sire; to produce (a child).
( UK dialectal ) To happen to; befall.
Quotations [ edit ]
1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version) , Genesis 5:3
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: [… ]
2012 February 1, Kathy Gilbert, “ Pitching In”, Chatter Chattanooga, accessed on 2012-09-29:
Rugby football was created in the early 1800s at England’s all-boys Rugby School. The sport begat American football, Gaelic football, Australian rules football and Association football (aka soccer).
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( 生む うむ, umu) Maori:
ahi , (mi) ai Portuguese:
, ter filho gerar (pt) Russian:
производить потомство ( impf proizvodítʹ potómstvo), произвести потомство ( pf proizvestí potómstvo), порождать (ru) ( impf poroždátʹ), породить (ru) ( pf porodítʹ), рожать (ru) ( impf rožátʹ), рождать (ru) ( impf roždátʹ), родить (ru) ( pf rodítʹ), производить на свет ( impf proizvodítʹ na svet), произвести на свет ( pf proizvestí na svet) Spanish:
concebir (es) Swedish:
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