koine

NOUN
  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
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How To Use koine In A Sentence

  • It would have a certain koine to it; that is, a Greek overlay, over what may be also be there, the original indigenous kind of cultures and languages.
  • This difference in terms is known in classical Greek, but not in the koine Greek of the New Testament. Archive 2007-03-01
  • Rhômaiôn proestôs Biktôr athroôs tês Asias pasês hama tais homorois ekklêsiais tas paroikias apotemnein hôsan heterodoxousas, tês koinês henôseôs peiratai, kai stêliteuei ge dia grammatôn, akoinônêtous pantas ardên tous ekeise anakêruttôn adelphous]. History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)
  • The previous section points out that Koine ‘preferred the aorist passive in the case of deponents (where a real passive meaning is at best a possibility)’.
  • In koine Greek, the Greek of the New Testament, the word for rock is petra, a feminine. Archive 2007-03-01
  • But then, that's a translation from the koine, so maybe it doesn't count. And now for something completely different
  • This difference in terms is known in classical Greek, but not in the koine Greek of the New Testament. Archive 2007-03-01
  • By the early eighteenth century, American varieties of English, extraterritorial immigrant koines, began to emerge in several regions.
  • Church services are conducted in koine, a later form of ancient Greek in which the New Testament is written.
  • Born and raised on a family farm that is now a shopping mall in a fast-growing Washington suburb, Koiner has gardened all his life. Urban Farm Flourishes in Downtown Area
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