topos

noun
to·pos | \ˈtō-ˌpäs, ˈtä-\
plural topoi\ˈtō-ˌpȯi, 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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