Origin of koine
Examples from the Web for koine
But as we were then leaving Koine, and were not yet melted with the grief of absence, I had the courage to resist their demand.Roman Holidays and Others|W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for koine (1 of 2)
Word Origin for koine
British Dictionary definitions for koine (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for koine
common literary dialect of Greek in Roman and early medieval period, 1903, from feminine singular of Greek koinos "common, ordinary" (see coeno-). Used earlier as a Greek word in English.