κοινός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm ‎(with). Cognates include Latin cum, Gaulish com-, and Old English ge-

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. common
  2. public, general

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

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 (koiní), neuter: κοινό (koinó)

  1. common, mutual, shared, joint
    κοινή πεποίθηση‎ ― koiní pepoíthisi ― common belief
    κοινό συμφέρον‎ ― koinó symféron ― mutual interest
  2. common, commonplace, ordinary
    ο κοινός άνθρωπος‎ ― o koinós ánthropos ― the common man
  3. public
    κοινή γνώμη‎ ― koiní gnómi ― public opinion
    κοινή ωφέλεια‎ ― koiní oféleia ― public utility

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