spoudaiós: with haste, diligentlyOriginal Word: σπουδαίως
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (spoo-dah'-yoce)
Short Definition: diligently, earnestly
Definition: diligently, earnestly, zealously.
Cognate: 4709 spoudaíōs (an adverb) – diligently, acting speedily (making every effort). See 4710 (spoudē).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from spoudaios
with haste, diligently
all the more eagerly (1), diligently (1), eagerly (1), earnestly (1), more eagerly (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4709: σπουδαίως
σπουδαίως, adverb of the preceding;
a. hastily, with haste: comparitive σπουδαιοτέρως (cf. Buttmann, 69 (61); Winer's Grammar, § 11, 2 c.), Philippians 2:28 (Winers Grammar, 243 (228)).
b. diligently: 2 Timothy 1:17 L T Tr WH; Titus 3:13; earnestly, Luke 7:4. Adverb from spoudaios; earnestly, promptly -- diligently, instantly. see GREEK spoudaios
Adverb from spoudaios; earnestly, promptly -- diligently, instantly.
see GREEK spoudaios
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4709
σπουδαίως — 3 Occ.
Luke 7:4 Adv
GRK: παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν σπουδαίως λέγοντες ὅτι
NAS: to Jesus, they earnestly implored
KJV: him instantly, saying,
INT: they begged him earnestly saying that