from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past participle of beget.
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- v. Past participle of beget
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. of beget.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Past participle of beget.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of offspring) generated by procreation
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The First-begotten is here brought into the world; let us go meet him with our hosannas, blessed is he that cometh.
First-begotten from the dead, he is become the First-born among many brethren, even of all that are planted together in the likeness of his resurrection.
Now the intercourse with heaven, by angels, with which the patriarchs had been dignified, but which had been long disused, begins to be revived; for, when the First-begotten is to be brought into the world, the angels are ordered to attend his motions.
For so none hath seen him at any time; but the only-begotten, which is in the bosom of the Father, he declares him: John i.
Father, only begotten, that is of the _ousia_ of the Father, God of God,
Only-begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father, God of God,
The artist on the operatic stage or the speaker on the platform, without facial expression begotten of muscular activity, may lessen by half his power over an audience.
Maybe he has a mistaken notion of what "begotten" means.
Although both "come from" the Father, who is their sole fons et origo, the Son is "begotten" and the Spirit is "spirated"; so, aside from what, exactly, that difference consists in, we must say that there is a difference.
(One exception is the NASV which retains "begotten" in these passages.)