[*] 29. Εἶμι as Future. The present εἶμι, I am going, and its compounds, have a future sense. Εἶμι thus became a future of ἔρχομαι, the future ἐλεύσομαι not being in good use in Attic prose. E.g.
- “Σεῦ ὕστερος εἶμ᾽ ὑπὸ γαῖαν,” “I shall go.” Il. xviii. 333.
- “Εἶμι πάλιν ἐπ᾽ ἐκεῖνα,” “I shall recur to that.” PLAT. Phaed. 100B .
- “Ὦ φίλ̓, ἐγὼ μὲν ἄπειμι, σύας καὶ κεῖνα φυλάξων.” Hom. Od. xvii. 593.
- “Ἀλλ᾽ εἴσειμι, σοῦ δ᾽ οὐ φροντιῶ,” “but I'll go in and not mind you.” AR. Nub. 125.
- “Εἰ δ᾽ οὗτοι ἀπίασιν, ἡμεῖς μόνοι μενοῦμεν,” “but if they (shall) depart, we alone shall remain.” XEN. Cyr. iv. 5, 24