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beget

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No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
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English

Etymology

Old English beġietan.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to beget

Third person singular
begets

Simple past
begot or archaic, begat

Past participle
begotten

Present participle
begetting

to beget (third-person singular simple present begets, present participle begetting, simple past begot or archaic, begat, past participle begotten)
  1. To cause; to produce.
  2. To procreate; to father (rarely: to mother); to get with child.

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See also

References

  • "beget" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

beget” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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