ektenós: intently, ferventlyOriginal Word: ἐκτενῶς
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-ten-oce')
Short Definition: earnestly, strenuously
Definition: earnestly, strenuously, fervently.
Cognate: 1619 ektenṓs (an adverb) – properly, fully-stretched, i.e. describing the verbal idea as extended out, to its necessary (full) potential ("without slack"); strenuously, without undue let up (as "completely taut"). See 1618 (ektenēs).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from ektenés
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1619: ἐκτενῶς
ἐκτενῶς, adverb, earnestly, fervently: Acts 12:5 L T Tr WH; ἀγαπᾶν, 1 Peter 1:22. (Jonah 3:8; Joel 1:14; 3Macc. 5:9. Polybius etc. Cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 311; (Winer's Grammar, 25; 463 (431)).)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancefervently.
Adverb from ektenes; intently -- fervently.
see GREEK ektenes
Forms and Transliterationsεκτενως εκτενώς ἐκτενῶς εκτήκουσαν εξετηκόμην εξέτηξας εξέτηξέ ektenos ektenôs ektenōs ektenō̂s
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1619
ἐκτενῶς — 2 Occ.
Acts 12:5 Adv
GRK: δὲ ἦν ἐκτενῶς γινομένη ὑπὸ
NAS: for him was being made fervently by the church
INT: moreover was fervent made by