topos

play
noun to·pos \ˈtō-ˌpäs, ˈtä-\

Definition of topos

plural

topoi

play \-ˌpȯi\
  1. :  a traditional or conventional literary or rhetorical theme or topic

Origin and Etymology of topos

Greek, short for koinos topos, literally, common place


First Known Use: 1936

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