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tr.v. be·got (-gŏt′), be·got·ten (-gŏt′n) or be·got, be·get·ting, be·gets
1. To produce (offspring) by sexual reproduction. Used especially of a man.
2. To cause to exist or occur; produce: Violence begets more violence.

[Middle English biyeten, bigeten, from Old English begetan; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

be·get′ter n.
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Noun1.begetter - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)begetter - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop - an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
father-in-law - the father of your spouse
old man - an informal term for your father
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
pater - an informal use of the Latin word for father; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
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[bɪˈgetəʳ] N (frm) → creador(a) m/f, instigador(a) m/f
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n (form)Begründer(in) m(f)
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Among their topics are Aristotle's dynamic vision of nature: a neo-Aristotelian perspective on contemporary science, Aristotle on life-bearing pneuma and god as begetter of the cosmos, the relevance of Aristotle's views of ethics and medicine to bioethics, aesthetic judgement according to Aristotle's Politics, and Aristotle's conception of ??s?a in the medieval Christian tradition: some Neoplatonic reflections.
She is also analogous to both the human soul as well as God; her name may be considered another word for 'the Christ.' According to the text as recorded in The Nag Hammadi Library., Sophia is the female side of an androgynous son, "The first Begetter, Son of God," whom the texts names "First Begettress Sophia, Mother of the Universe.
And in "Of the Affection of Fathers for Their Children," having identified the begetter's affection for his begotten as the second most likely natural instinct after self-preservation, Montaigne disparages the former attachment by comparison to love of "the children of our mind," to whom "we are father and mother both." If worthy, these offspring honor us more than do "our other children," in whose achievements we share little.
The gods bow down before your majesty, to exalt the will of their creator, they rejoice when they meet their begetter and say: prince of life, health and strength, and governor of the gods, you come in peace.
The one pig is made to be the genetic begetter, by "non-forced, natural means," of 26 piglets, each to be raised by chosen farmers from around the world, after which the Mirando Corporation would be able to determine the best environment for the new designer pig.
Las obras de arte, como observa Steiner, son obras singulares que se vinculan a la existencia individual: "Destruid, sofocad o corromped el unico originario (online begetter) y la obra desaparecera" (Steiner, 2005: 236).
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Could her late docking with an appropriate position at The New Yorker in fact have worked both in our favor and, perversely, in hers, having given her time to assimilate the range of thought and art needed to begin to match the myriad-mindedness that marks most cinema, which she described as existing in "a maze of borderlines" ("Foreword" 1976, xiii), enabling her to enrage auteurists by discerning multiple parenthood even in the DNA of that apparent fruit of an "onlie begetter," Citizen Kane ("Raising Kane" 1-124)?
Prominent among Whitten's roster of executive producers is industry giant Abigail Disney, grand-niece of Mickey Mouse's online begetter. "I approached Abby Disney in the early stages of Vessel's production eight years ago," explained Whitten, a fan who describes Disney's own work as "ground breaking." "Abby took a huge political risk.
"When on high the heaven had not been named, Firm ground below had not been called by name, Naught but primordial Apsu, their begetter, (And) Mummu-Tiamat, she who bore them all, Their waters commingling as a single body." (4) What we should notice now is the fact that water has not only a feminine side, but a masculine one, too, both being necessary in order to create the world.
The show's 'onlie begetter', John Guy, who is also the principal author of its beautifully illustrated but at the same time highly scholarly catalogue, deserves a whole row of medals.