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Noun: koine  koy'ney or 'koy,ney or 'koy,nee
  1. 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";
    - lingua franca, interlanguage
Noun: Koine
  1. A Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire

Derived forms: koines

Type of: Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language, language, linguistic communication

Encyclopedia: Koine