Definition of Koinonia

1. Noun. Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community.

Generic synonyms: Family, Fellowship



Definition of Koinonia

1. Noun. Communion by intimate participation, associated with the Christian church. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Koinonia

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kohlrabi
kohlrabies
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koi
koilocyte
koilocytes
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koilosternia
koine
koines
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koinonia (current term)
koinonias
kois
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kokama
kokanee
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kokens
koker
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Literary usage of Koinonia

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1. Sacred Archæology: A Popular Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Art and by Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (1868)
"A clerk who observes the Apostles' rule, or fellowship—koinonia (Acts ii. 42) ; one borne on the list, or canon of a cathedral or collegiate church, ..."

2. The Spirit: The Relation of God and Man, Considered from the Standpoint of by Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison, James Arthur Hadfield, Charles Archibald Anderson Scott, Cyril William Emmet, Arthur Clutton-Brock (1919)
"The koinonia displays marked capacity both for analysis and for synthesis. Its power of synthesis is seen in the real coalescence of the several groups in ..."

3. The Expository Times by James Hastings, Ann Wilson Hastings, Edward Hastings (1889)
"The word koinonia, which simply meant participation, sharing, communion, was adapted to name this special kind of participation, this community of goods, ..."

4. The British Millennial Harbinger by James Wallis, David King (1854)
"Returning to the English, the definition best expressing the general import of koinonia will be "partnership," or "joint interest," comporting with its root ..."

5. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1907)
"In the same context exception is taken to " communion or fellowship " as inadequate renderings of koinonia. I object to the words communion and fellowship ..."

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