[DWJ] Topia (OT)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sun Jul 5 23:50:57 EDT 2009


On Jul 5, 2009, at 9:06 PM, Sally Odgers wrote:

> I appeal to the learned minds on this list. What does the suffix  
> "topia"
> mean? It keeps cropping up in made-up names. Fairytopia, Dinotopia  
> etc. I
> suspect it belong to a specific word and has been borrowed without  
> regard to
> linguistic sense.

Well, here you go.

It all started with "Utopia", a word Sir Thomas More made up to name his
ideal place.

It's from "ou" - not - and "topos" - place -, so "no place".

So, actually, -topia is okay for all those uses.  Dinosaur-place,  
fairy-place, etc.


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