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begot

[bih-got] /bɪˈgɒt/
verb
1.
simple past tense and a past participle of beget.

beget

[bih-get] /bɪˈgɛt/
verb (used with object), begot or (Archaic) begat; begotten or begot; begetting.
1.
(especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
2.
to cause; produce as an effect:
a belief that power begets power.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English begeten (see be-, get); replacing Middle English biyeten, Old English begetan; cognate with Gothic bigitan, Old High German bigezzan
Related forms
begetter, noun
Synonyms
1. spawn, sire, breed, father. 2. occasion, engender, effect, generate.
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Examples for begot
  • To those they begot, celebrated parents can be a stifling burden.
  • The poplar begot a story of its swift growth, and the ditch became the birthplace.
  • These are begot in the ventricle of memory, nourished in the womb of pia mater, and delivered upon the mellowing of occasion.
  • He lived in that zone and begot his own sons and grandsons.
British Dictionary definitions for begot

begot

/bɪˈɡɒt/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of beget

beget

/bɪˈɡɛt/
verb (transitive) -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten, -got
1.
to father
2.
to cause or create
Derived Forms
begetter, noun
Word Origin
Old English begietan; related to Old Saxon bigetan, Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan to find; see be-, get
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Word Origin and History for begot
beget
O.E. begietan "to get by effort, find, acquire, attain, seize" (class V strong verb, p.t. begeat, pp. begeaton), from be- + get (q.v.). Sense of "to procreate" is from c.1200. Related to O.H.G. pigezzan, Goth. bigitan "to get, obtain."
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