topica etymology

Latin word topica comes from English -ic, English topia

Detailed word origin of topica

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)