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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beget \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. [1913 Webster] Yet they a beauteous offspring shall beget. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To get (with child.) [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To produce as an effect; to cause to exist. [1913 Webster] Love is begot by fancy. --Granville. [1913 Webster]




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