ὄντως, Adv. part. of εἰμί
- A(sum), really, actually, verily, with Verbs, E.HF610, Ion223 (lyr.), IA, Ar.Nu.86, Pl.286,289, Herod. 4.65, etc.; ὄντως τε καὶ ἀληθῶς really and truly, Pl.Sph.263d; ὄ. φιλοσοφεῖν Epicur.Fr.220; opp. to ὡς ἔπος εἰπεῖν, Pl.Lg.656e; to εἰκότως, Antipho 2.2.10 and 4.10: in Pl. with the part. ὤν, οὖσα, ὄν, to imply real existence, Phdr.247c, 247e, R.597d: also with Nouns, τὰ ὄντως ἀγαθά Id.Phdr.260a; ὅ γε ὄντως φιλομαθής Id.R.490a; ὄντως ἑταίρας Antiph.212.6, cf. Men.367, etc.: not used by Th. or Arist., nor in Ion. (ἐόντως is not found); more freq in the later dialogues of Pl. than in the earlier.