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ἐθέλω will, wish, purpose; c. acc. et inf. to wish that . . , c. inf. to wish to do, Hom., attic; c. acc., inf. being omitted, τί θέλων (sc. πρᾶξαι) Aesch.
2.with a negat., almost = δύναμαι, μίμνειν οὐκ ἐθέλεσκον they cared not to make a stand, i. e. they were unable, Il.
II.of things,
1.much like μέλλω, merely to express a future event, εἰ θελήσει ἀναβῆναι τυραννίς if the monarchy will revert, Hdt. be wont or accustomed, c. inf., id=Hdt., Thuc. mean, purport, τί ἐθέλει τὸ ἔπος Lat. quid sibi vult? French que veut-il dire? Hdt., etc.

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