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Koi·ne

 (koi-nā′, koi′nā′)
n.
1. 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.
2. koine A lingua franca.
3. koine A regional dialect or language that becomes the standard language over a wider area, losing its most extreme local features.

[From Greek (hē) koinē (dialektos), common (language), feminine of koinos, common; see kom in Indo-European roots.]

koine

(ˈkɔɪniː)
n
(Linguistics) a common language among speakers of different languages; lingua franca
[from Greek koinē dialektos common language]

Koine

(ˈkɔɪniː)
n
(Languages) the Koine (sometimes not capital) the Ancient Greek dialect that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely used throughout the E Mediterranean area in Roman times

koi•ne

(kɔɪˈneɪ, ˈkɔɪ neɪ)

n.
1. (usu. cap.) the form of ancient Greek, based mainly on Attic, that supplanted other dialects in the Hellenistic period and became the standard language, from which subsequent stages of Greek developed.
2. any language or dialect, often in modified form, in widespread use in an area where other languages were or still are spoken; lingua franca.
[1910–15; < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Koine - a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
2.koine - 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"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
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In Koine Greek (the dialect of Greek used by the authors of the New Testament), petros and petra are masculine and feminine forms of words with the same root and the same definition rock.
The majority of our young and many other Greek Cypriots including me, do not understand the language of their liturgical services but our autocephalous Churchignores our pleas foressential changes to their 'sacred cow' defunct liturgy in KOINE Greek that existed when the Gospels were written.
In the Koine Greek of the four gospels, the total is 81-30 in Matthew, 14 in Mark, 25 Luke and 12 in John.
"XAIPE" means "Greetings!" in Ancient Koine Greek. After speaking a 4000-year-old language, campers are randomly sorted into their house cabins by choosing a pin from a large golden bag.
John the Evangelist conveyed the Saviour's commandment (which he repeated three times) to love one's neighbour through the word in Koine Greek [phrase omitted] / agape.
Similar to modern English, he says, Koine Greek employed two different styles of numbering, longhand number-words and alphabetic shorthand.
The pronunciation developed from the "ancient Greek" that preceded it, and differs from Hellenistic or koine Greek, which came after.
It's been some 20 years since my Koine Greek classes but it wasn't hard to recognize the prominent Greek Lambda which serves as the Legion Series logo.
Greek Orthodox Church (is a term referring to the body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, whose liturgy is or was traditionally conducted in Koine Greek, the original language of the New Testament.
The title was derived from the Koine Greek "Ta Biblia" (the books) and was translated into Latin "Biblia" It contained the Old and New Testaments.
Written in Koine Greek, its title is derived from the first word of the text, apokalypsis, meaning "unveiling" or "revelation".
Unlike his predecessors, Troelsgard does not provide the text in the original Koine Greek but instead transliterates it into English.