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Strong's #1618 - ἐκτενής

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  1. stretched out
  2. metaph. intent, earnestly, assiduously
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐκτεν-ής, ές,


1. strained: hence of persons, warmly attached, friendly, Plb. 21.22.4 (Sup.), cf. D.S. 34.2.39, Socr. ap. Stob. 4.31.130; assiduous, περί τινα Supp.Epigr. 2.277.5 (Delph., ii B.C.): Comp. - έστερος τῇ προθυμίᾳ IGRom. 4.293a ii 38 (Pergam., ii B.C.): Sup. - εστάτη προθυμία Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.293, cf. Vit.Philonid. p.9C.; πρόνοια UPZ 110.46 (ii B. C.).

2. extended, Dam. Pr. 64; capable of extension, ἐ. ἐστι τὸ μεταδίδον τῶν ἑαυτοῦ καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις Herm. in Phdr. p.121A.

3. abundant, γάλα Sor. 1.94.

II Adv. - νῶς (Elean ἐκτενέωρ GDI 1172.12; Cret. ἐκτενίως ib.5138.13; Ion. - έως Ps.- Hdt. Vit.Hom. 7)

1. earnestly, zealously, ἀγαπᾶσθαι Machoap. Ath. 13.579e; ποιεῖν τι Arist. MM 1210a27; συναγωνίζεσθαι IG 22.945, cf. SIG 538.17 (Delph., iii B. C.); εὐχὴ ἐ. γινομένη Acts 12:5 : Comp. - έστερον Cic. Att. 13.9.1: Sup. - έστατα D.S. 29.4.

2. in Adv. also, eagerly, freely, splendidly (condemned by Phryn. 285), προσδέξασθαί τινα Plb. 8.19.1, cf. D.S. 2.24, etc.; of public duties, λαμπρῶς καὶ ἐ. τετελεκότα CIG 2771ii14 (Aphrodisias): Comp., πολυτελῶς καὶ ἐκτενέστερον τῶν ἄλλων Agatharch. Fr.Hist. 6J. Not in early writers, corrupt in A. Supp. 983.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκτενής, ἐκτενές (ἐκτείνω), properly, stretched out; figuratively, intent, earnest, assiduous: προσευχή, Acts 12:5 R G (εὐχή, Ignatius (interpolated) ad Eph. 10 [ET]; δέησις καί ἱκεσία, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 2 [ET]); ἀγάπη, 1 Peter 4:8. Neuter of the comparitive ἐκτενέστερον, as adverb, more intently, more earnestly, Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passage). (ἐκτενής φίλος, Aeschylus suppl. 983; Polybius 22, 5, 4; then very often from Philo on; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 311.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐκτενής , -ές

(< ἐκτείνω ),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 3:10; 3 Maccabees 5:29 *;]

stretched, strained. Metaph., earnest, zealous: 1 Peter 4:8 .†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Par 63.46 (B.C. 164) (= P Petr III. p. 22) ἀλλὰ [με ]τὰ πάσης ἀκριβείας, τὴν ἐκτ [ε ]νεσ ̣τάτην [ποι ]ήσασθαι πρόνοιαν, ";but (acting) with the greatest strictness, you should take the most earnest precautions"; (Mahaffy). Cf. Syll 225.8 (iii/B.C.) ἐκτενεῖς κα [ὶ προθύ ]μους αὑτοὺς παρέσχοντο πρὸς τὴν τῆς πόλεως φυλακ [ήν, ib. 722.40 (ii/B.C.) ἁ τᾶς πόλεος ἐκτενὴς προαίρεσις, and for the comp. Cagnat IV. 293ii. 38 (c. B.C. 130) ὅπως. . ἐκτενέστερος γίνηται τῇ προθυμίᾳ.


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List of Word Forms
εκτενέστερον εκτενη εκτενή ἐκτενῆ εκτενής ektene ektenê ektenē ektenē̂