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Word of the Day: misbegotten

Monday, February 24, 2020

Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Feb 23, 2020

misbegotten: adjective

Definition:
1: unlawfully conceived: illigitimate
2: a: having a disreputable or improper origin: ill-conceived
b: contemptible, deformed


DID YOU KNOW?
In the beginning, there was the Old English begiten, and begiten begot the Middle English begotyn, and begotyn begot the modern English begotten, and from thence sprung misbegotten. That description may be a bit flowery, but it accurately traces the path that led to misbegotten. All of the Old English and Middle English ancestors listed above basically meant the same thing as the modern begotten, the past participle of beget, meaning "to father" or "to produce as an effect or outgrowth." That linguistic line brought forth misbegotten by adding the prefix mis- (meaning "wrong," "bad," or "not") in the mid-1500s.

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