Word Summary
ektenēs: stretched, zealous, earnest
Original Word: ἐκτενής
Transliteration: ektenēs
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-ten-ace')
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: stretched, zealous, earnest
Meaning: stretched, zealous, earnest
Strong's Concordance
without ceasing, fervent.

From ekteino; intent -- without ceasing, fervent.

see GREEK ekteino

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.)