noun. a common language used by speakers of different languages.
- lingua franca
- linguistic communication
- artificial language
noun. a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire.
- 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.