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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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