How was the term “utopia” coined, and by whom?

By: | Post date: 2016-01-13 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek

The Sir Thomas More answer is correct.

However, the 14th century Byzantine theologian Neophytus Prodromenus independently coined the term in his treatise Against the Latins [Catholics]. In his text, it was a variant of ἀτοπία “un-placed-ness”, which was the Greek word for absurdity, fallacy.

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