topic etymology

English word topic comes from English -ic, English topia

Detailed word origin of topic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
topia English (eng) (historical) A kind of mural decoration common in Ancient Roman houses.
τόπος Ancient Greek (grc)
τοπικός Ancient Greek (grc)
topica Latin (lat)
topic English (eng) (Internet) Discussion thread.. (obsolete) An argument or reason.. (obsolete, medicine) An external local application or remedy, such as a plaster, a blister, etc.. Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest. Topical.

Words with the same origin as topic

Descendants of -ic
age alcoholic atomic basic basically criticism electronic engineering heroic magnetic math mathematics period physics psychiatric realistic romantic science stem tech technology teen teenage tonic