topos

noun
to·​pos | \ ˈtō-ˌpäs How to pronounce topos (audio) , ˈtä- \
plural topoi\ ˈtō-​ˌpȯi How to pronounce topoi (audio) , ˈtä-​ \

Definition of topos

: a traditional or conventional literary or rhetorical theme or topic

First Known Use of topos

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for topos

Greek, short for koinos topos, literally, common place

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The first known use of topos was in 1936

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“Topos.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topoi. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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