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aition (s), aitia (pl) (noun forms)
1. A tale devised to explain the origin of a religious observance.
2. The most general Greek term for a cause or a responsibility, used by Aristotle; especially, in reference to any one of the four kinds of answer it is legitimate to give in response to any "Why . . . ?" question.
3. Sometimes used for a myth that explains an origin, particularly how an object or custom came into existence.
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