ἐθέλω

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁gʷʰel-. Cognates include Old Church Slavonic желѣти (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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References[edit]

  • ἐθέλω in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ἐθέλω in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ἐθέλω in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • ἐθέλω in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ἐθέλω in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill