apo koinou

apo koi·​nou | \ ˌä(ˌ)pōˌkȯiˈnü, äˌp- \
plural apo koinous\ -​nüz \

Definition of apo koinou

: 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”)

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History and Etymology for apo koinou

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 22 Apr. 2021.

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