[koi-ney, koi-ney] /kɔɪˈneɪ, ˈkɔɪ neɪ/
(usually initial capital letter) 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.
a lingua franca.
a common language among speakers of different languages; lingua franca
(sometimes not capital) the Koine, the Ancient Greek dialect that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely used throughout the E Mediterranean area in Roman times
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.
[noun key-oh, key-oh; verb key-oh] /noun ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; verb ˈkeɪˈoʊ/ Slang. noun, plural KO’s. 1. a knockout in boxing. verb (used with object), KO’d, KO’ing. 2. to knock unconscious, especially in a boxing match; knock out. /ˈkeɪˈəʊ/ verb KO’s, KO’ing, KO’d, k.o.’s, k.o.’ing, k.o.’d 1. a slang term for knock out See knockout noun (pl) […]
/ˌkɔɪˈzuːmɪ/ noun 1. Junichiro (ˌjunɪˈkiro). born 1941, Japanese politician; prime minister (2001–06)
[koh-jee] /ˈkoʊ dʒi/ noun 1. a fungus, Aspergillus oryzae, used to initiate fermentation of a mixture of soybeans and wheat in the production of soy sauce.
/ˈkəʊˌkɑːkəʊ/ noun (pl) -kos 1. a dark grey long-tailed wattled crow of New Zealand, Callaeas cinerea