noun, plural ae·ti·ol·o·gies.
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They may also be aetiological in their nature and form an elaborate record of a custom.
On the other hand there are melancholias in which the exciting cause clearly plays an aetiological part.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego|Sigmund Freud
And from minds of a more reflective cast than the Roman, it received answer in the form of mythology, of aetiological myths.The Idea of God in Early Religions|F. B. Jevons