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See also: thema and þema



From Latin thema.



Thema n (genitive Themas, plural Themen or Themata or Themas)

  1. topic, subject, issue
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 28/2010, page 93:
      Fast alle Amerikaner können ihre Wurzeln in fremde Länder zurückverfolgen, und deshalb ist Einwanderung ein Thema, das die Identität der USA auf besondere Weise berührt.
      Nearly all Americans can trace back their roots into foreign countries, and therefore immigration is an issue that touches the identity of the US in a special way.
  2. (music) theme

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Themen.
  • The plural Themata is restricted to elevated, academic style. The form Themas is sometimes seen in the musical sense, otherwise it is illiterate.


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