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Definition of "koine" []

  • A lingua franca. (noun)
  • A regional language that becomes standard over time. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "koine" in a sentence
  • "No honest critic able to read the koine original could resist the conclusion that Tyndale throughout transcends his proof-text original ms to a sublime degree."
  • "But then, that's a translation from the koine, so maybe it doesn't count."
  • "As to whether it is ancient or modern or koine, I cannot say."