apo koinu

Greek, literally "in common." Applied to sentences with one subject and two predicates; a formation rare in modern English, though it occurs more often in Old English. Cf. koine.

Nearby words

  1. apneusis,
  2. apneustic,
  3. apneustic breathing,
  4. apnoea,
  5. apo,
  6. apo-,
  7. apoapsis,
  8. apoc.,
  9. apocalypse,
  10. apocalyptic

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