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koine Explained

koine at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1913, common literary dialect of Gk. in Roman and early medieval period, from Gk. fem. sing. of koinos "common, ordinary." ///

koine at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Newly formed compromise language that usually arises from a leveling of features distinguishing dialects of a common base language, or of features distinguishing several closely related languages. The new language is hence deregionalized and does not reflect social or political dominance of any one group of speakers. The classical example of a koine (as well as the source of the term) is Hellenistic Greek, which developed from Attic Greek through replacement of the most distinctively Attic features by features of Ionic or other dialects. A koine may serve as a lingua franca and often forms the basis of a new standard language.

Koine at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
2: 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" [syn: {lingua franca}, {interlanguage}]

Koine at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » koine|koiné|koinè



From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » κοινός||lang=grc|tr=koine|shared, common, public, general, ordinary, usual

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • The "common" Greek language that developed and flourished between 300 Inter: B.C.E » . and 300 Inter: C.E » . (the time of the Roman Empire), and from which Modern Greek descended. It was based on the Attic and Ionian dialects of Ancient Greek.


    Inter: trans-top » common Greek language
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կոյնե|tr=koyne|sc=Armn
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|koiné|f, Inter: t- » ca|grec koiné|m
    • Dutch: Koinè

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Koine|f
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|Ελληνιστική Κοινή|f|tr=Ellinistikí Koiní
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|koiné
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|koiné
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|койне|n|tr=kojné

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    Inter: rel-top » Other Greek languages
    • Ancient Greek
    • Classical Greek
    • Demotic Greek

    Inter: rel-mi » d
  • Katharevousa
  • Modern Greek

  • Inter: rel-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: pedialit » e
    • Inter: ethnologue » code=grc


      * eikon
    • enoki

    Category: Category:en:Languages -
    Translation: de » Koine
    Translation: ko » Koine
    Translation: ta » Koine

    koine at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Koine|koiné|koinè


    Inter: was wotd » 2012|November|20


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A lingua franca.
    1. A regional language that becomes standard over time.


      Inter: trans-top » lingua franca

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|koiné|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|koinéspråk|n
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|koinéspråk|n

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » regional language that becomes standard
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Koine|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|koinéspråk|n
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|koinéspråk|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * eikon
    • enoki

    Translation: et » koine
    Translation: tr » koine
    Translation: vi » koine
    Translation: zh » koine

    koiné at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » koine|Koine|koinè



    Inter: ca-noun » f|koinés|sort=koine
  • koine Inter: gloss » a lingua franca

    Proper noun

    Inter: ca-proper noun » f|sort=koine

  • Koine Inter: gloss » language


    * Inter: l » ca|grec koiné {{m}}

  • Category: Category:ca - :Language|koine
    Category: Category:ca - :Languages|koine
    Translation: el » koiné
    Translation: es » koiné
    Translation: hu » koiné
    Translation: no » koiné
    Translation: pt » koiné

    koinè at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » it|noun Inter: f » inv
  • koine
    1. Koine (language)

    Translation: fr » koinè