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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1616 - ἐκτένεια

Word Origin:
from (1618)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. extension
  2. intentness (of mind), earnestness
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐκτέν-εια, ἡ,

I zeal, assiduousness, Molpis 3, PPetr. 3p.18 (iii B. C.), Phld. D. 3.2, etc.; 'gush', 'empressement', Cic. Att. 10.17.1; ἐ. καὶ φιλοτιμία IG 22.1343.28, cf. Hierocl.p.62A.; τὰν πᾶσαν ἐ. καὶ κακοπαθίαν παρεχόμενος IG 12(1).1032.10 (Carpathos), cf. Inscr.Prien. 107.20, al. (ii B. C.), UPZ 110.12 (ii B. C.), etc.; ἐν ἐκτενείᾳ eagerly, Acts 26:7, cf. LXX Ju. 4.9; μετὰ πάσης ἐ. ib. 2 Maccabees 14:38.

II abundance, ξύλων Hdn. 7.2.4, cf. 8.2.6.

III extension, Dam. Pr. 65.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἐκτένεια, ἐκτενειας, (ἐκτενής), a later Greek word (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 311);

a. properly, extension.

b. intentness (of mind), earnestness: ἐν ἐκτένεια, earnestly, Acts 26:7. ( 2 Maccabees 14:38; Judith 4:9. Cf. Grimm on 3 Maccabees 6:41 (where he refers to Cicero, ad Att. 10,17, 1).)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This subst., which is unknown to Attic Greek (cf. Lob. Phryn. p. 311), is found in its ethical meaning, as in Acts 26:7 (cf. 2 Maccabees 14:38 al.), in P Par 63i. 12 (B.C. 164) (= P Petr III. p. 18) καλῶς ποιήσεις τὴν πᾶσαν προσενεγκάμενος ἐκτένε ̣ι ̣αν καὶ π [ρο ]νοηθείς, ";you will do well in using every effort and taking every precaution"; (Mahaffy) : cf. from the inscrr. Priene 108.382 (after B.C. 129) ἡ τοῦ δήμου πρὸς τοὺς εὐεργετοῦντας [αὐτὸν ἐ ]κτένεια δι᾽ αἰῶνος ἐπίσημον ἔχῃ τὴν χα ̣[ριν, IMAe 1032.10 (ii/B.C.) τὰν πᾶσαν ἐκτένειαν καὶ κακοπαθίαν παρεχόμενος, Syll 732.28 (i/B.C.) ἡ σύνοδος ἀποδεξαμένη τὴν ἐκτένειαν καὶ φιλοτιμίαν αὐτοῦ, and Cagnat IV. 984.6 μετὰ πάσης ἐκτενείας καὶ λαμπρότητος.


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