τόπος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pre-Greek subrstrate, close to Albanian tokë (floor, earth) (cf. darkë vs. δόρπον (dórpon, supper, dinner; evening), bajgë vs. βολβός (bolbós, bulb) etc.), with a proto-form *tò-kʷV- or *tòw-kʷV-. Close to Hittite 𒋼𒂊𒃷 (tēkan), [script needed] (tagnās)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

τόπος (tóposm (genitive τόπου); second declension

  1. place, location
  2. topic; (rhetoric) commonplace
  3. position, office
  4. opportunity, possibility

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲧⲟⲡⲟⲥ (topos)
  • English: topos, topo-, -tope
  • German: Topos

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

τόπος (tóposm (plural τόποι)

  1. place, location, locality
    1. country
    2. native land
    3. home town
  2. space, room (occupied by something)
  3. soil, land
  4. (mathematics) locus (set of points)

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