Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Beget (Page: 132)

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.