The causing of the little ones to offend hangs a fearful woe about the neck of the causer.
In days gone by they had spoken of Hus as a "causer of war."
I am not causer, said Sir Launcelot, for with falsehood ye would have had slain me with treason, and now it is fallen on you both.
And the causer of the mountain will probably know that they both are right.
Though kings still hug suspicion in their bosoms, They hate the causer.
Thus the causer of infidelity is an infidel; of tyranny a tyrant, and so on; but to speak thus of God is blasphemy.
I am the causer of all the ruin and the sorrow that hath come upon this land, and never while I live may I forgive me.'
I call him Homo Causacadere, the fall causer, whose activator is hostility.
He is the body of a living person, the creator of the tree which bears fruit, the causer of fertilizing overflows.
Wit ye well I would not for the stint of my crown be causer to withdraw your hearts.
c.1200, "reason for action, grounds for action; motive," from Old French cause "cause, reason; lawsuit, case in law" (12c.), and directly from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin.
In English, sense of "matter of concern; side taken in controversy" is from c.1300; that of "the source of an effect" is early 14c.; meaning "reason for something taking place" is late 14c. Cause célèbre "celebrated legal case" is 1763, from French. Cause why? "for what reason?" is in Chaucer.
late 14c., "produce an effect," also "impel, compel," from Old French causer "to cause" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin causare, from Latin causa "a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit," of unknown origin. Related: Caused; causing. Classical Latin causari meant "to plead, to debate a question."