topos

noun to·pos \ ˈtō-ˌpäs , ˈtä- \

Definition of topos

plural topoi play \-ˌpȯi\
:a traditional or conventional literary or rhetorical theme or topic

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Origin and Etymology of topos

Greek, short for koinos topos, literally, common place

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