apo koinou

noun

apo koi·​nou
ˌä(ˌ)pōˌkȯiˈnü,
äˌp-
plural apo koinous
-nüz
: the occurrence of one and the same word or word group, not repeated, in two constructions (such as three crows in "there were three crows sat on a tree")

Word History

Etymology

Greek, literally, in common

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“Apo koinou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apo%20koinou. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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