ontós: really, trulyOriginal Word: ὄντως
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (on'-toce)
Short Definition: really, truly
Definition: really, truly, actually.
3689 óntōs (the adverbial form of 1510 /eimí, "to be") – properly, exist; really be (exist, as reality). 3689 /óntōs ("substance as reality") is usually translated "indeed" and refers to what is genuinely important ("real").
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from the part. of eimi
certainly (2), indeed (6), real (1), really (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3689: ὄντως
ὄντως (from ὄν; on adverbs formed from participles cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. § 115 a. Anm. 3; Kühner, § 335 Anm. 2), adverb, truly, in reality, in point of fact, as opposed to what is pretended, fictitious, false, conjectural: Mark 11:32 (see ἔχω, I. 1 f.); Luke 23:47; Luke 24:34; John 8:36; 1 Corinthians 14:25; Galatians 3:21 and Rec. in 2 Peter 2:18; ὁ, ἡ, τό ὄντως followed by a noun, that which is truly etc., that which is indeed (τά ὄντως ἀγατα ἤ καλά, P'lat. Phaedr., p. 260 a.; τήν ὄντως καί ἀληθῶς φιλίαν, Plato, Clit., p. 409 e.; οἱ ὄντως βασιλεῖς, Josephus, Antiquities 15, 3, 5): as ἡ ὄντως (Rec. αἰώνιος) ζωή, 1 Timothy 6:19; ἡ ὄντως χήρα, a widow that is a widow indeed, not improperly called a widow (as παρθένος ἡ λεγομένη χήρα, i. e., a virgin that has taken a vow of celibacy, in Ignatius ad Smyrn. 13 [ET] (cf. Lightfoot, in the place cited); cf. Baur, Die sogen. Pastoralbriefe, p. 46ff), 1 Timothy 5:3, 5, 16. (Euripides, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and following; the Sept. for אֻמְנָם, Numbers 22:37; for אָכֵן, Jeremiah 3:23; for אַך, Jeremiah 10:19.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancecertainly, clean, indeed, verily.
Adverb of the oblique cases of on; really -- certainly, clean, indeed, of a truth, verily.
see GREEK on
Forms and Transliterationsοντως όντως ὄντως όνυξι όνυχα όνυχας όνυχες όνυχι ονυχίζει ονυχίζον ονυχιζόντων ονύχιον ονυχιστήρας όνυχος ονύχων οξέως ontos ontōs óntos óntōs
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3689
ὄντως — 10 Occ.
Mark 11:32 Adv
GRK: τὸν Ἰωάννην ὄντως ὅτι προφήτης
NAS: John to have been a real prophet.
KJV: he was a prophet indeed.
INT: John indeed that a prophet