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Is the word "top" related to the words "topography" and "topology"? —This comment was unsigned.

I do not think so. The topo- (nor top-) prefix isn't yet defined here yet, but I'm think they are unrelated. --Connel MacKenzie 21:12, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
No, they are not related. The word top is from Proto-Germanic *tuppaz. It entered Proto-Germanic from an unknown non-Indo-European language. However, the top- of words such as topography, topology, and utopia is from Greek τόπος (topos, place). —Stephen 00:40, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Sense #9[edit]

Just because one is a top doesn't neccessarily mean one is sexually "active" or "dominant". I think that is a bit misleading. Tooironic 08:23, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

fucking would be more precise, gay slang has pushy bottom as "active" or "dominant" partner in a sexual play where one is nevertheless fucked. --Diligent 18:32, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

RFV discussion: August–September 2006[edit]

See Talk:бедбахт#RFV discussion: August–September 2006.

An odd usage[edit]

Here is a curious and probably non-standard usage I saw today (a Web page about hangover cures): "To help balance your blood sugar try banana topped on oat cakes". Note that the object of the verb is the thing placed on top, not the thing on which it is placed. Equinox 22:38, 23 June 2017 (UTC)