I. verb — [with obj.] 1.
‹literary› (especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction
• they hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen.
‹literary› cause; bring about
• killings beget more killings.
II. derivatives begetter /bɪˈɡɛtə / noun
– origin Old English begietan ‘get, obtain by effort’ (see be-, get).