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Simple past tense of beget.
(nonstandard) An element of a lineage, especially of a lineage given in the Bible.
He married in his father's lifetime, and begat a son.
Secondly, the definite disappearance of the medieval ideas of a cosmopolitan world and the emergence of national states begat diplomacy, and with it an ever-swelling mass of diplomatic material.
This horse, who was never trained, was the sire of Squirt (1732), whose son Marske (1750) begat Eclipse and Young Marske (1762), sire of Shuttle (1793).
Touchstone was the sire of Newminster (1848), who begat Lord Clifden, Adventurer, and the Hermit, as well as of Orlando (1841), sire of Teddington (1848).
At the age of 105 he begat Enos; he lived in all 912 years.
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