Synonyms
Antonyms

1. koine

noun. a common language used by speakers of different languages.

Synonyms

  • lingua franca
  • linguistic communication
  • interlanguage

Antonyms

  • artificial language

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2. Koine

noun. a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire.

Synonyms

  • Hellenic
  • Greek

Etymology

  • κοινός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with koine


1. Noun, singular or mass
Non-Greeks wishing to pursue a government career had to learn koine, a standardized form of Greek based on the Athenian dialect.

2. Verb, base form
Consequently, koine spread across the Hellenistic world, becoming the lingua franca of commerce and culture.

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