I.to think of doing, intend to do, to be about to do
, with inf., mostly inf. fut., τάχ᾽ ἔμελλε δώσειν
he was just going
to give, Il.
; μέλλεις ἀφαιρήσεσθαι ἄεθλον
to strip me of the prize, id=Il.
; often with οὐκ ἄρα
, as, οὐκ ἄρ᾽ ἔμελλες λήξειν
; did you
not think you might
you not stop? Od.
, etc.; to be about to do
(on compulsion), to be destined to do
or to be
, τὰ οὐ τελέεσθαι ἔμελλον
not to be
; μέλλεν οἶκος ἀφνειὸς ἔμμεναι
the house was destined
to be wealthy, Od.
; εἰ ἐμέλλομεν ἀνοίσειν
if we were able to
to mark a probability
, when it may be rendered to be like to do
, or expressed by an adv., τὰ δὲ μέλλετ᾽ ἀκουέμεν belike
ye have heard it, Hom.
; μέλλεις ἴδμεναι thou art like
to know of it, Od.
; ἐμέλλετ᾽ ἆρα πάντες ἀνασείειν βοήν
aye, all of you were like to
raise (i. e. I thought you would
raise) a cry of submission, Ar.
to mark mere intention, to be always going to do
without ever doing, and so to delay, put off, hesitate, scruple
, mostly with inf. pres., τί μέλλομεν χωρεῖν
; often followed by μὴ οὐ
or μή, τί μέλλομεν μὴ πράσσειν
the part. μέλλων
without an inf. (where εἶναι
may be supplied), ὁ μ. χρόνος the future
; esp. in neut., τὸ μέλλον, τὰ μέλλοντα things to come, the event, issue, future
, etc.:—so in Mid., τὰ ἰσχυρότατα ἐλπιζόμενα μέλλεται
your strongest pleas are
hopes in futurity