Koine definitions

koi-nā', koi'nā'
A dialect of Greek that developed primarily from Attic and became the common language of the Hellenistic world, from which later stages of Greek are descended.
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A lingua franca.
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A regional dialect or language that becomes the standard language over a wider area, losing its most extreme local features.
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The language used throughout the Greek world, from Syria to Gaul, during the Hellenistic and Roman periods: its spoken form consisted of colloquial Attic, supplemented by borrowings from other dialects: the New Testament is written in koine.
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Any regional dialect or language that has become the common language of a larger area.
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A lingua franca.
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A regional language that becomes standard over time.
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The "common" Greek language that developed and flourished between 300 BCE and 300 CE (the time of the Roman Empire), and from which Modern Greek descended. It was based on the Attic and Ionian dialects of Ancient Greek.
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Origin of koine

From Ancient Greek Κοινή (Koinē), from ἡ κοινή διάλεκτος (hē koinē dialektos, “the common dialect”), from κοινός (koinos, “shared, common, public, general, ordinary, usual”).