Topoi

topos

[toh-pohs, ‐pos]
noun, plural topoi [toh-poi] .
a convention or motif, especially in a literary work; a rhetorical convention.

Origin:
1935–40; < Greek (koinós) tópos ‘(common) place’

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topos (ˈtɒpɒs)
 
n , pl -oi
a basic theme or concept, esp a stock topic in rhetoric
 
[C20: Greek, literally: place]

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