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)