Word of the DaySunday, June 15, 2014
\bih-GET\ , verb;
(especially of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.
...all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
-- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, 1851
...it is not words that beget new things, it is feeling.
-- D. H. Lawrence, Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation, 1930
The term beget has been around in English since before 1000s. It is a cognate with the Old High German bigezzan.
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