ἐθέλω

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From Proto-Indo-European *h₁gʷʰel-. Cognates include Old Church Slavonic жєлѣти ‎(želěti).

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ἐθέλω ‎(ethélō)

  1. usually weaker than βούλομαι ‎(boúlomai), of consent rather than desire: (intransitive) I am willing, I wish [+infinitive = to do something]
    1. (Koine Greek) I want, wish
  2. (with negative) I don't care to, am unable
  3. (of inanimate objects)
    1. expressing future; I will, shall
    2. I am naturally disposed; I am wont, accustomed

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