Translation of "beget" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /bɪˈɡet/ us /bɪˈɡet/ present participle begetting, past tense begot or begat, past participle begotten or begot

old use to be the father of

In the Bible it says that Adam begat Cain and Abel. 《圣经》中说亚当生了该隐和亚伯。

formal to cause

Poverty begets hunger, and hunger begets crime. 贫穷导致饥饿,而饥饿则导致犯罪。

(Translation of “beget” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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