What does koine mean?

koine meaning in Etymology Dictionary

common literary dialect of Greek in Roman and very early medieval period, 1903, from feminine single of Greek koinos "common, ordinary" (see coeno-). Made use of earlier in the day as a Greek word in English.

koine meaning in General Dictionary

a Greek dialect that flourished underneath the Roman Empire

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  • a typical language used by speakers of various languages

koine - German to English

Koine Greek

Sentence Examples with the word koine

The gradual supersession of the old dialects by the Koine the common speech of the Greeks, a modification of the Attic idiom coloured by Ionic, was one obvious sign of the new order of things (see Greek Language).

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