κοινός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *koňňós, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱom-yós, from *ḱóm (with) +‎ *-yós (adjectival suffix), the ancestor of the suffix -ιος (-ios). Cognates include Latin cum, Gaulish com-, and Old English ge-

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /koi̯.nós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kyˈnos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /kyˈnos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /cyˈnos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ciˈnos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    κοινός (koinósm (feminine κοινή, neuter κοινόν); first/second declension

    1. common
    2. public, general

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek κοινός (koinós), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (with).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ciˈnos/
    • Hyphenation: κοι‧νός

    Adjective[edit]

    κοινός (koinósm (feminine κοινή, neuter κοινό)

    1. common, mutual, shared, joint
      κοινή πεποίθησηkoiní pepoíthisicommon belief
      κοινό συμφέρονkoinó symféronmutual interest
    2. common, commonplace, ordinary
      ο κοινός άνθρωποςo koinós ánthroposthe common man
    3. public
      κοινή γνώμηkoiní gnómipublic opinion
      κοινή ωφέλειαkoiní oféleiapublic utility

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