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    koine

    koine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word koine

    Definition
    (noun) a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire Definition
    (noun) a common language used by speakers of different languages
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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