ゆえ【故】

  1. 1 〔理由〕a reason
    • 彼は故なく家から追い出された
    • He was driven out of his home without cause [any reason].
    • 彼は故あって叔父の養子になった
    • He was adopted by his uncle for 「a certain reason [some reason]. (▼for a certain reasonは話し手に理由が分かっているとき,for some reasonは話し手に理由が分かっていないとき)
    • 彼の沈黙は故なきことではない
    • There is some reason for his silence./He has remained silent, and with reason.
  1. 2 〔由緒〕
    • 故ある人
    • a person of good background
    • 故ある家
    • a family with a history
  1. 3 〔…のために〕
    • それゆえに
    • for that reason
    • 悪天候ゆえに旅行は延期された
    • Because of [On account of] the bad weather, the trip was postponed.
    • 何ゆえにうそをついたのか
    • Why did you lie?