From: Steve Long (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 30 1999 - 16:55:06 EST
>There's an old-fashioned verb, "sire," which perhaps is more appropriate to
>animal husbandry than to standard GNT and patristic usage. I think that
>"generate" would be a pretty good term; it may, because of English
>cognates, appear rather mechanical, but this good Latin verbal root has
>good credentials: from GENER-, the root of GENUS, "produce of new one of
If we are talking current English usage then 'fathered' is probably the
best translation. Abraham fathered Isaac, Isaac fathered Jacob, etc. It's
the only word I could think of that's currently used in that context.
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