Definitions for koinekɔɪˈneɪ, ˈkɔɪ neɪ
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a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
lingua franca, interlanguage, koine(noun)
a common language used by speakers of different languages
"Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times"
The "common" Greek language that developed and flourished between 300 and 300 (the time of the Roman Empire), and from which Modern Greek descended. It was based on the Attic and Ionian dialects of Ancient Greek.
A lingua franca.
A regional language that becomes standard over time.
Origin: From κοινός
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