Be*get" (?), v. t. [imp. Begot (?), (Archaic) Begat (); p. p. Begot, Begotten (); p. pr. & vb. n. Begetting.] [OE. bigiten, bigeten, to get, beget, AS. begitan to get; pref. be- + gitan. See Get, v. t. ]

1.

To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; -- commonly said of the father.

Yet they a beauteous offspring shall beget. Milton.

2.

To get (with child.)

[Obs.]

Shak.

3.

To produce as an effect; to cause to exist.

Love is begot by fancy. Granville.

 

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