1. Not yet begotten; as yet unborn.
2. Self-existent; eternal.
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(ˌʌnbɪˈɡɒtən) or


1. not begotten; not yet made or born
2. (Theology) theol not created; having no beginning; eternal
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Thou knowest not how came ye, hence callest thyself unbegotten; certainly knowest not thy beginning, hence callest thyself unbegun.
The latter supported the view that God is unbegotten and that man, knowing this, implicitly knows Who God is.
His only surviving piece of writing includes this description of the causal spirit that he saw everywhere: "The high first-sower, the ancient of days, and unbegotten, was without any source, limit, or foundation in the beginning, and is and will be throughout unending ages ..." [5] That reassurance gave him the security to build a movement for a new framework of thought in a wild and windswept land.
127.1-3: "You must not imagine that the unbegotten God Himself came down or went up from any place.
Thou knowest not how came ye, hence callest thyself unbegotten; certainly knowest not thy beginning, hence callest thyself unbegun.
For next to God, we worship and love the Word who is from the unbegotten and ineffable God, since also He became man for our sakes, that, becoming a partaker of our sufferings, He might also bring us healing.
Joe, named for the most famous illegitimate father in the New Testament, in his much discussed last name, "Christmas," recalls that father's unbegotten son's birthday.
(63) It is imperative to follow the correct order when speaking of the one substance: "He will be safe in asserting the one substance if he has first said that the Father is unbegotten, that the Son is born, that he draws his subsistence from the Father, that he is like the Father in power, honor, and nature....
"Ask a man for change, he philosophises on the Begotten and the Unbegotten; ask the price of bread, you are told 'the Father is greater, the Son inferior;' ask if the bath is ready, they say the Son is made from nothing"--On the Divinity of the Son and the Holy Spirit 3.
God himself was known variously as the Perfect AEnon, The Beginning, Depth, or Before the Beginning, names that suggest His unbegotten and eternal nature.
(a) Dead shalt thou lie for ever, and forgotten, For whom the flowers of song have never bloomed; A wanderer amidst the unbegotten, In Hades' house a shadow by entombed.