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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“Aition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aition. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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