a past participle of beget.

self-begotten, adjective
well-begotten, adjective Unabridged


verb (used with object), begot or (Archaic) begat; begotten or begot; begetting.
(especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.

before 1000; Middle English begeten (see be-, get); replacing Middle English biyeten, Old English begetan; cognate with Gothic bigitan, Old High German bigezzan

begetter, noun

1. spawn, sire, breed, father. 2. occasion, engender, effect, generate. Unabridged
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beget (bɪˈɡɛt)
vb , -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten, -got
1.  to father
2.  to cause or create
[Old English begietan; related to Old Saxon bigetan, Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan to find; see be-, get]

begotten (bɪˈɡɒtən)
a past participle of beget

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Word Origin & History

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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