koine
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkɔɪniː/, /ˈkɔɪneɪ/
Noun

koine (plural koines)

  1. A lingua franca.
    Synonyms: interlanguage
  2. A regional language that becomes standard over time.
Translations
Koine
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kɔɪˈneɪ/, /ˈkɔɪneɪ/, /ˈkɔɪniː/
Proper noun
  1. The “common” Greek language that developed and flourished between 300 BCE and 300 CE (the time of the Roman Empire), and from which Modern Greek descended. It was based on the Attic and Ionian dialects of Ancient Greek.
    Synonyms: Hellenistic Koine, Hellenistic Greek
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