1618. ektenés
Strong's Concordance
ektenés: stretched, fig. zealous, earnest
Original Word: ἐκτενής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ektenés
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-ten-ace')
Definition: stretched, zealous, earnest
Usage: intent, constant, strenuous, intense; met: earnest, zealous.
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1618 ektenḗs (an adjective, derived from 1537 /ek, "wholly out" which intensifies teinō, "to stretch" which is also the root of English terms, "tension" and "tense") – properly, stretch out, i.e. fully because completely taut; (figuratively) at maximum potential, without slack because fully extended to its necessary outcome.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ekteinó
stretched, fig. zealous, earnest
NASB Translation
fervent (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1618: ἐκτενής

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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
without ceasing, fervent.

From ekteino; intent -- without ceasing, fervent.

see GREEK ekteino

Forms and Transliterations
εκτενέστερον εκτενη εκτενή ἐκτενῆ εκτενής ektene ektenê ektenē ektenē̂
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Peter 4:8 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἑαυτοὺς ἀγάπην ἐκτενῆ ἔχοντες ὅτι
NAS: keep fervent in your love
KJV: all things have fervent charity among
INT: yourselves love fervent having because

Strong's Greek 1618
1 Occurrence

ἐκτενῆ — 1 Occ.

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