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βούλομαι (Ep. also βόλομαι , q. v.), Dor. βώλ- (q. v.), Aeol. βόλλ- (v. βόλομαι), Thess. βέλλ- IG9(2).517.20, Boeot. βείλ- ib.7.3080, βήλ- SIG1185.18 (Tanagra, iii B. C.), Locr.and Delph. δείλ- IG9(1).334.3, GDI2034.10, Coan, etc. δήλ- (q. v.), Ion. 2sg.
A.βούλεαιOd.18.364, Hdt.1.11: impf. “ἐβουλόμηνIl.11.79, etc.; “ἠβουλόμηνE.Hel.752, D.1.15, etc.; Ion. 3pl. ἐβουλέατο codd. in Hdt.1.4, 3.143: fut. “βουλήσομαιA.Pr.867, S.OT1077, etc.; later fut. βουληθήσομαι v.l. in Aristid.Or.48(24).8, Gal.13.636: aor. ἐβουλήθην, also ἠβ- (v. infr.), “βουληθείςS.OC732, IG22.1236, etc., but Ep. aor. subj. 3sg. βούλεται (from Βόλσ-ε-ται) Il.1.67: pf. “βεβούλημαιD.18.2; also βέβουλα προ-) Il.1.113 (ἐβέβουλε dub. in Epigr. in Berl.Sitzb.1894.907):— forms with augm. ἠ- are found in Att. Inscrr. from 300 B.C. onwards, as IG22.657, al., and occur frequently in Mss. as ἠβούλοντο Th. 2.2, 6.79, “ἠβούλουHyp.Lyc.11; said to be Ionic in An.Ox.2.374.— An Act. βούλητε ( = βούλησθε) Mitteis Chr.361.10 (iv A. D.):—will, wish, be willing, Hom., etc.: usu. implying choice or preference (cf. IV) opp. ἐθέλω 'consent', “εἰ βούλει, ἐγὼ ἐθέλωPl.Grg.522e, cf. R. 347b, 437b; “ἐὰν βούλῃ σὺ . . ἐὰν θεὸς ἐθέλῃId.Alc.1.135d; “ἂν οἵ τε θεοὶ 'θέλωσι καὶ ὑμεῖς βούλησθεD.2.20; “οὔτ᾽ ἀκούειν ἠθέλετ᾽ οὔτε πιστεύειν ἐβούλεσθεId.19.23; but ἐθέλω is also used = 'wish', λέξαι θέλω σοι, πρὶν θανεῖν, βούλομαι, E.Alc.281 (so “ἐθέλω εἰπεῖνPl.Prt.309b, but “φράσαι τι βούλομαιAr.Pl.1090): Hom. uses βούλομαι for ἐθέλω in the case of the gods, for with them wish is will: ἐθέλω is more general, and is sts. used where βούλομαι might have stood, e.g. Il. 7.182.—Construct.: mostly c. inf., “Τρώεσσιν ἐβούλετο κῦδος ὀρέξαι11.79, etc.; sts. c. inf. fut., Thgn.184; c. acc. et inf., Od.4.353, and freq. in Prose: when βούλομαι is folld. by acc. only, an inf. may generally be supplied, as καί κε τὸ βουλοίμην (sc. γενέσθαι) Od.20.316; ἔτυχεν ὧν ἐβούλετο (sc. τυχεῖν) Antiph.18.6; πλακοῦντα β. (sc. σε λέγειν) Id.52.11; καὶ εἰ μάλα βούλεται ἄλλῃ [Ποσειδάων] (sc. τοῦτο γενέσθαι) Il.15.51; so εἰς τὸ βαλανεῖον βούλομαι (sc. ἰέναι) Ar.Ra. 1279; βουλοίμην ἄν (sc. τόδε γενέσθαι) Pl.Euthphr.3a.
2. in Hom. of gods, c. acc. rei et dat. pers., Τρώεσσιν . . ἐβούλετο νίκην he willed victory to the Trojans, Il.7.21, cf. 23.682: later c. acc., τὸ βουλόμενον τὴν πολιτείαν πλῆθος that supports the constitution, Arist.Pol.1309b17.
II. Att. usages:
2. εἰ βούλει if you please, S.Ant.1168, X.An.3.4.41; also εἰ δὲ βούλει, ἐὰν δὲ βούλῃ, to express a concession, or if you like, Pl.Smp.201a, etc.; “εἰ μὲν β., φρονήσει, εἰ δὲ β., ἰσχύιId.R. 432a.
3. βουλόμενος any one who likes, Hdt.1.54, Th.1.26, etc.; “ἔδωκεν ἅπαντι τῷ βουλομένῳD.21.45; β. the 'common in former', Ar. Pl.918 (whence, in jest, βούλομαι ib.908); ὅστις βούλει who or which ever you like, Pl.Grg.517b, Cra.432a.
4. βουλομένῳ μοί ἐστι, c. inf., it is according to my wish that . . , Th.2.3; “εἰ σοὶ β. ἐστὶν ἀποκρίνεσθαιPl.Grg.448d; also “τὰ θεῶν οὕτω βουλόμεν᾽ ἔσταιE.IA33; τὸ κεἰνου βουλόμενον his wish, ib. 1270; but with pass. sense, τὸ β. the object of desire, Luc.Am.37, Plu.Art.28.
2. to be wont, X.An.6.3.18.
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