akribós: with exactnessOriginal Word: ἀκριβῶς
Part of Speech: Adverb; Adverb, Comparative
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-ree-boce')
Short Definition: carefully, exactly, strictly
Definition: carefully, exactly, strictly, distinctly.
199 akribṓs (from akribes, "the high point, extreme," see 195 /akríbeia, "highly accurate") – properly, extremely accurate, very exact; "more (very) accurate" because researched down to the finest detail ("factually precise").
This root (akrib-) refers to gaining exact information with the highest level of accuracy ("exactness") and is acquired by probing investigation to provide a comprehensive circumspect (precise) view in strict adherence to the facts.
["The verb is formed from akros, 'at the point' or 'end.' The idea is, therefore, he 'ascertained to the last point'; denoting the exactness of the information rather than the diligence of the search for it" (WS, 21).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from akribés
accurately (1), careful* (1), carefully (2), full well (1), more accurately (1), more exact (1), more thorough investigation (1), more thoroughly (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 199: ἀκριβῶς
ἀκριβῶς, adverb, exactly, accurately, diligently: Matthew 2:8; Luke 1:3; Acts 18:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; ἀκριβῶς περιπατεῖν to live carefully, circumspectly, deviating in no respect from the law of duty, Ephesians 5:15. (From Aeschylus down.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancecircumspectly, diligently, perfectly.
Adverb from the same as akribestatos; exactly -- circumspectly, diligently, perfect(-ly).
see GREEK akribestatos
Forms and Transliterationsακριβεστερον ακριβέστερον ἀκριβέστερον ακριβως ακριβώς ἀκριβῶς akribesteron akribésteron akribos akribôs akribōs akribō̂s
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 199
ἀκριβέστερον — 4 Occ.
ἀκριβῶς — 5 Occ.
Matthew 2:8 Adv
GRK: Πορευθέντες ἐξετάσατε ἀκριβῶς περὶ τοῦ
NAS: and search carefully for the Child;
KJV: and search diligently for
INT: Having gone search carefully for the
Luke 1:3 Adv
Acts 23:15 Adv-C