θέμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From τῐ́θημῐ (títhēmi, to set, put, place) +‎ -μᾰ (-ma, nominal suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

θέμᾰ (théman (genitive θέμᾰτος); third declension

  1. That which is placed or laid down.
    1. Money deposited; (of grain) deposit; treasure.
    2. (of loaves) Pile.
    3. Coffer. Synonym: θήκη (thḗkē)
    4. (of land) Position, situation.
    5. (astrology) Nativity, horoscope.
    6. Common burial place or common land; private burial ground.
  2. Something proposed as a prize.
  3. Case proposed for discussion, theme of an argument.
    1. Proposition, premiss.
    2. (law) Case.
    3. Arbitrary determination.
    4. (grammar) Primary (nonderivative) element or form.
    5. (logic, Stoic) Mode of reduction of an irregular syllogism.
  4. A Theme, the regional unit of government of the Eastern Roman/Byzantine empire approximately from the 7th to the 11th century.
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Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: thema
    • English: theme
    • German: Thema
    • French: thème
    • Italian: tema
    • Japanese: テーマ (rōmaji tēma)
    • Portuguese: teima, tema
    • Romanian: temă
    • Spanish: tema
  • Russian: те́ма (téma)

References[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θέμᾰ (théma).

Noun[edit]

θέμα (théman (plural θέματα)

  1. subject, main topic (of conversation, etc)
  2. affair
  3. (music) theme
  4. (linguistics) stem
  5. theme, the regional unit of government of the Byzantine empire.

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