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Aetiological  adj.  Pertaining to aetiology; pertaining to the cause; assigning a cause.

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"Aetiological" Quotes from Famous Books

... though a novelist was understood to have supplied a satisfactory legend. The young man who "investigated" the ghost rang the bell thrice violently, and then fell down dead, nor could he in any wise satisfy the curiosity of his friends. That fable is exploded. It was what is called an "aetiological myth;" by the learned it was merely a story devised to account for the fact that the house was not occupied. The imagination of man, confronted by so strange a problem as money running to waste, took refuge in the supernatural. Much more truly ...
— Lost Leaders • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Aetiological" :   aetiologic, etiology, etiologic, etiological

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