Theme etymology


English word theme comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-, and later Proto-Indo-European *dʰédʰeh₁ti (To be doing. To be putting, placing.)

Etymology of theme

Detailed word origin of theme

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*dʰédʰeh₁ti Proto-Indo-European (ine) To be doing. To be putting, placing.
τίθημι Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
θέμα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
thema Latin (lat) The alignment of celestial bodies at a person's birth, horoscope. Theme, topic.
tesme Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Theme (topic of discussion).
theme English (en) (computing, figuratively) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.. (dated) An essay written for school.. (film, television) A song, or a snippet of a song, that identifies a film, a TV program, a character, etc. by playing at the appropriate time.. (grammar) The stem of a word.. (linguistics) Theta role in generative [...]