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- 1. Koine, Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language
- usage: a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
- 2. lingua franca, interlanguage, koine, language, linguistic communication
- usage: 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"
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See also: koine (Dictionary)