begotten

Something is begotten when it's been generated by procreation — in other words, it's been fathered.

A somewhat old fashioned adjective, begotten is the past participle of the verb beget, which means to father or produce as offspring. You might recognize this word from John 3:16, one of the most popular and most often quoted bible verses: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

DEFINITIONS OF: begotten

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adj (of offspring) generated by procreation

“naturally begotten child”
Synonyms
biological
of parents and children; related by blood
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