Definition of first-begotten in English:

first-begotten

adjective

  • Designating a child who is the first to be procreated; firstborn.

noun

  • Usually with the or possessive adjective. The first-begotten child, the firstborn. Also treated as plural: those who are first-begotten.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Midland Prose Psalter. From first + begotten, originally after post-classical Latin primogenitus, adjective and noun.

Pronunciation

first-begotten

/ˈfəːs(t)bɪˌɡɒtn/