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Meaning of koine

koi•ne

Pronunciation: (koi-nā', koi'nā), [key]
— n.
  1. (usually cap.) an amalgam of Greek dialects, chiefly Attic and Ionic, that replaced the Classical Greek dialects in the Hellenistic period and flourished under the Roman Empire.
  2. a lingua franca.
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