koine : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
- n a common language used by speakers of different languages
- Bible translators feel that since the New Testament was written in brisk, koine (common) Greek, contemporary versions should reflect its informal spirit, even if they have to be .
- Others were third-rate and knew only the koine kais, which have as much meaning as our colloquial ands.