Abarim Publications' online Biblical Greek Dictionary
The noun τοπος (topos) means place, region or position (hence English words like topology and isotope). This Greek noun is used very much the same as our English word 'place' is in English, and holds no further mystery. It occurs 93 times in the New Testament, see full concordance, and from it derive:
- Together with the particle of negation α (a), meaning without: the adjective ατοπος (atopos), literally meaning without a place, and used to mean improper, injust, absurd, unsuitable or plain unwanted. When applied to people, this word is akin the word ιδιωτης (idiotes), which means "in a category of their own" or rather "antisocial". This word is used in Luke 23:41, Acts 28:6 and 2 Thessalonians 3:2 only.
- Together with the preposition εν (en), meaning in, on, at: the adjective εντοπιος (entopios), which describes an inhabitant of a specified region; a local (Acts 21:12 only).