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A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
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Etymology

From Old French tesme (French: thème), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] thema, from Ancient Greek θέμα (théma), from τίθημι (tithemi), I put, place), reduplicative from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, do) (whence also English do).

Noun

Singular
theme

Plural
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theme ({{{1}}})
  1. a subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
  2. a recurring idea; a motif.
  3. (music) the main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
  4. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
  5. (grammar) stem of a word
  6. (linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
  7. (linguistics) theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
  8. (linguistics) topic, what is being talked about, as opposed to rheme

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