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βούλομαι The Root is ΒΟΛ, which appears in epic βόλομαι, Lat.volo: hence βουλή.

Dep. will, wish, be willing, Hom., etc.:—mostly c. inf. or c. acc. et inf., id=Hom., etc.: when βούλομαι is foll. by acc. only, an inf. may be supplied, Τρώεσσιν ἐβούλετο νίκην he willed victory to the Trojans, or Τρώεσσιν ἐβούλετο κῦδος ὀρέξαι, — both in Il.
II.attic usages:
1.βούλει or βούλεσθε foll. by subj., adds force to the demand, βούλει λάβωμαι would you have me take hold, Soph.
2.εἰ βούλει, a courteous phrase, like Lat. sis (si vis), if you please, id=Soph.
4.βουλομένωι μοί ἐστι, nobis volentibus est, c. inf., it is according to my wish that . . , Thuc. mean so and so, τί βούλεται εἶναι; quid sibi vult haec res? Plat.:—hence, βούλεται εἶναι professes or pretends to be, would fain be, id=Thuc.
III.followed by , to prefer, for βούλομαι μᾶλλον, βούλομ᾽ ἐγὼ λαὸν σόον ἔμμεναι, ἀπολέσθαι I had rather the people were saved than lost, Il.

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