Predicate: beget

Roleset id: beget.01 , bring into existence, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

beget.01: BEGET-V NOTES: Actually, I believe the past tense of 'beget' is 'begat.' OED doesn'tagree with me, though, calling 'begat' archaic. Pfah, what do they know? (from beget.01-v)


beget (v.)


        Arg0-CAU: begetter (vnrole: 27-Cause)
        Arg1-PPT: begotten? (vnrole: 27-Theme)

Example: I love strong verbs

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        The concept begot a slew of copycats, but the banks stopped promoting the packages.

        Arg0: The concept
        Rel: begot
        Arg1: a slew of copycats