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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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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