Word Summary
spoudē: haste, diligence
Original Word: σπουδή
Transliteration: spoudē
Phonetic Spelling: (spoo-day')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: haste, diligence
Meaning: haste, diligence
Strong's Concordance
haste, diligence, forwardness

From speudo; "speed", i.e. (by implication) despatch, eagerness, earnestness -- business, (earnest) care(-fulness), diligence, forwardness, haste.

see GREEK speudo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4710: σπουδή

σπουδή, σπωδης, (σπεύδω (which see)), from Homer down;

1. haste: μετά σπουδῆς, with haste, Mark 6:25; Luke 1:39 (Wis. 19:2; Josephus, Antiquities 7, 9, 7; Herodian, 3, 4, 1; 6, 4, 3).

2. earnestness, diligence: universally, earnestness in accomplishing, promoting, or striving after anything, Romans 12:11; 2 Corinthians 7:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 8:7f; ἐν σπουδή, with diligence, Romans 12:8; σπουδήν ἐνδείκνυσθαι, Hebrews 6:11; πᾶσαν σπουδήν ποιεῖσθαι (see ποιέω, I. 3, p. 525{b} bottom), to give all diligence, interest oneself most earnestly, Jude 1:3; σπουδήν παρεισφέρειν, 2 Peter 1:5; σπουδή ὑπέρ τίνος, earnest care for one, 2 Corinthians 8:16 (περί τίνος (Demosthenes, 90, 10); Diodorus 1, 75).