aition

noun
ai·​ti·​on | \ˈī-tē-ˌän\
plural aitia\ˈī-​tē-​ə \ or aitions

Definition of aition 

: a tale devised to explain the origin of a religious observance

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First Known Use of aition

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aition

Greek aition cause, from neuter singular of aitios responsible; akin to Greek aitia cause

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