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Strong's #1614 - ἐκτείνω

from (G1537) and teino (to stretch)
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  1. to stretch out, stretch forth
    1. over, towards, against one
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2161 ‑ זָמַם (zaw‑mam');  2219 ‑ זָרָה (zaw‑raw');  2421 ‑ חָיָה (khaw‑yaw');  3447 ‑ יָשַׁט (yaw‑shat');  3474 ‑ יָשַׁר (yaw‑shar');  4900 ‑ מָשַׁךְ (maw‑shak');  5186 ‑ נָטָה (naw‑taw');  5287 ‑ נָעַר (naw‑ar');  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  5428 ‑ נָתַשׁ (naw‑thash');  6504 ‑ פָּרַד (paw‑rad');  6566 ‑ פָּרַשׂ (paw‑ras');  6584 ‑ פָּשַׁט (paw‑shat');  7159 ‑ קָרַם (kaw‑ram');  7311 ‑ רָמַם (room);  7971 ‑ שָׁלַח (shaw‑lakh');  7971 ‑ שָׁלַח (shaw‑lakh');  7993 ‑ שָׁלַךְ (shaw‑lak');  8446 ‑ תּוּר (toor);  
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BSB (16)
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ESV (14)
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WEB (18)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. - τενῶ A. Pr. 325, etc.:

1. stretch out, χεῖρ' ἐπ' ἐκφορᾷ νεκροῦ Id. Ch. 9; τὴν χ. ὑπτίαν Ar. Ec. 782; τὰς χεῖρας ἐπί τι for something, Plb. 1.3.6; πρός τινα, in sign of friendship, Id. 2.47.2; πρὸς κέντρα κῶλον A. Pr. 325; παῖδας ἐπὶ τὴν πυρήν Hdt. 2.107; ἐκεῖσε κἀκεῖσ' ἀσπίδ' ἐ. E. Andr. 1131; εἰς ἧπαρ ξίφος Id. Ph. 1421: abs., offer food, Ath. 5.186c; τὰ γόνατ' ἐ. straighten the knees, Ar. V. 1212; ἐ. τὰ σκέλη X. An. 5.8.14; νοῦ ἄπο μυρίον ὄμμα IG 3.716; ἐ. νέκυν E. Hipp. 786; ἓν γὰρ ἐκτενεῖ σ' ἔπος will lay thee prostrate, Id. Med. 585: Pass., to be outstretched, lie at length, of sleepers, etc., S. Ph. 858 (lyr.); ἐκταθεὶς ὥσπερ Ὀδυσσεὺς ἀφικέσθαι εἰς τὴν Ἑλλάδα X. An. 5.1.2, etc.; of countries, etc., extend, Id. Vect. 4.3, D.P. 40.

2. stretch, spread out a net, A. Ch. 991; extend the line of an army, E. Heracl. 801, Arr. Tact. 5.6; λαὸν ἐκτείνοντ' ἄνω (sc. ἑαυτόν) E. Supp. 654; στράτευμα X. HG 6.5.19: Pass., to be unfolded, smoothed, ὡς ἂν Διὸς μέτωπον ἐκταθῇ χαρᾷ S. Fr. 902.

II spin out, prolong, πλεῦνα λόγον Hdt. 7.51; φροίμιον θεοῖς A. Ag. 829; μακρὰν ἐξέτεινας ib. 916, cf. E. Med. 1351; μῆκος λόγου A. Eu. 201; μείζονα λόγον S. Tr. 679, etc.; βίον E. Supp. 1109; τοὺς περιπάτους X. Mem. 3.13.5: Pass., λόγος ἐκταθείς Pl. Lg. 887a; of Time, πολὺς ἐκτέταται χρόνος S. Aj. 1402 (anap.).

III put to the full stretch, ἵππον ἐ. X. Cyr. 5.4.5; ἐ. πάντα κάλων Pl. Prt. 338a; πᾶσαν προθυμίην ἐ. put forth all one's zeal, Hdt. 7.10. η'; τὸν θυμόν And. 3.31; ἅπασαν ἀγωνίαν D. 60.30: metaph. in Pass., to be on the rack, ἐκτέταμαι S. OT 153 (lyr.). lengthen a short syllable, A.D. Pron. 27.2 (Pass.), al., interpol. in D.H. 2.58. intr., draw along, LXX Jd. 20.37.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκτείνω; future ἐκτενῶ; 1 aorist ἐξέτεινα; (from Aeschylus, Sophocles, Herodotus down); the Sept. common for נָטָה, פָּרַשׂ and שָׁלַח; to stretch out, stretch forth: τήν χεῖρα (often in the Sept.), Matthew 8:3; Matthew 12:13; Matthew 14:31; Matthew 26:51; Mark 1:41; Mark 3:5; Luke 5:13; Luke 6:10; John 21:18; Acts 26:1; with the addition of ἐπί τινα, over, toward, against one — either to point out something, Matthew 12:49, or to lay hold of a person in order to do him violence, Luke 22:53; ἐκτείνειν τήν χεῖρα εἰς ἴασιν, spoken of God, Acts 4:30; ἀγκύρας, properly, to carry forward (R. V. lay out) the cable to which the anchor is fastened, i. e. to cast anchor (the idea of extending the cables runs into that of carrying out and dropping the anchors (Hackett); cf. B. D. American edition, p. 3009a last paragraph), Acts 27:30. (Compare: ἐπτείνω,

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐκ -τείνω ,

[in LXX for H7971, H5186, etc.;]

to stretch out or forth: τ . χεῖρα (as often in LXX), Matthew 8:3; Matthew 12:13; Matthew 14:31; Matthew 26:51, Mark 1:41; Mark 3:5, Luke 5:13; Luke 6:10 John 21:18, Acts 26:1; seq. ἐπί , c. acc pers., towards, Matthew 12:49; against, Luke 22:53; εἰς ἴασιν , Acts 4:30; of anchors, to cast, Acts 27:30.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In a curious temple-oath of B.C. 110, Chrest. I. 110A.21, provision is made that if one of two contracting parties takes the oath, it shall fall to the other ἐκτείνειν. . . τῷ κοινω ̣̑ οἴνου κε (ράμιον) α ̄ παραχρῆμα, cf. .25. See Syll 540.128 (B.C. 175–1) ἐκτείνας τὴν λινέην κατὰ κεφαλή [ν, and somewhat differently ib. 802.28 (iii/B.C.) : also the inscr. on the wall of a sepulchral chamber Preisigke 2134.5 (time of the Antonines) σὺ μὲν τέθνηκας καὶ ἐξέτεινας τὰ σκέλη. For the force of the ἐκ see s.v. ἐκπετάννυμι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
εκταθήσεται εκτείναι εκτείναντες εκτεινας εκτείνας ἐκτείνας εκτείνασα εκτείνει εκτεινειν εκτείνειν εκτείνείν ἐκτείνειν εκτείνεται εκτείνη εκτείνης εκτείνητε Εκτεινον έκτεινον Ἔκτεινον Ἔκτεινόν εκτείνονται εκτείνοντες εκτείνου εκτείνουσι εκτείνω εκτείνων εκτείνωσιν εκτενεί εκτένει εκτενεις εκτενείς ἐκτενεῖς εκτενώ εκτέτακα εκτεταμέναι εκτεταμένη εκτεταμένον εντείνας εξέτεινα εξέτειναν εξέτεινας εξετεινατε εξετείνατε ἐξετείνατε εξέτεινε εξετεινεν εξέτεινεν ἐξέτεινεν εξέτεινον ekteinas ekteínas ekteinein ekteínein Ekteinon Ékteinon Ékteinón ekteneis ekteneîs exeteinate exeteínate exeteinen exéteinen
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