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beget
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

8 uses
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Definition
to cause something — especially to make children
  • And they came to Pherae, to the house of Diocles, son of Orsilochus, the child begotten of Alpheus.
    Book 3 (98% in)
  • So Menelaus of the fair hair greeted the twain and spake: 'Taste ye food and be glad, and thereafter when ye have supped, we will ask what men ye are; for the blood of your parents is not lost in you, but ye are of the line of men that are sceptred kings, the fosterlings of Zeus; for no churls could beget sons like you.'
    Book 4 (8% in)
  • Howbeit, there is none to blame but my father and mother,—would they had never begotten me!
    Book 8 (54% in)
  • Both were begotten of Helios, who gives light to all men, and their mother was Perse, daughter of Oceanus.
    Book 10 (26% in)
  • But now I make a comfortless lament for the boy begotten of Odysseus, even for Telemachus.
    Book 14 (33% in)
  • And they came to Pherae, to the house of Diocles, son of Orsilochus, the child begotten of Alpheus.
    Book 15 (34% in)
  • Arceisius got him one only son Laertes, and one only son Odysseus was begotten of his father, and Odysseus left me the only child of his getting in these halls, and had no joy of me; wherefore now are foemen innumerable in the house.
    Book 16 (25% in)
  • Father Zeus, none other god is more baneful than thou; thou hast no compassion on men, that are of thine own begetting, but makest them to have fellowship with evil and with bitter pains.
    Book 20 (51% in)

There are no more uses of "beget" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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