- a common or recurring topic, theme, subject, etc.
- a literary convention or formula
Origin of toposClassical Greek topos, a place: see topic
A traditional theme or motif; a literary convention.
Origin of toposGreek short for (koinos) topos (common)place
(plural topoi or toposes)
From Ancient Greek Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï‚ (topos, “place"). Compare topic.