plural aitia
or aitions
: a tale devised to explain the origin of a religious observance

Word History


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

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aition was in 1910

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“Aition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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