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μέλω , μέλει, μέλουσι, imp. μελέτω, μελόντων, inf. μελέμεν, ipf. ἔμελε, μέλε, fut. μελήσει, inf. μελησέμεν, perf. μέμηλεν, subj. μεμήλῃ, part. μεμηλώς, plup. μεμήλει, mid. pres. imp. μελέσθω, fut. μελήσεται, perf. μέμβλεται, plup. μέμβλετο: be an object of care or interest; πᾶσι δόλοισι | ἀνθρώποισι μέλω, i. e. my wiles give me a world - wide ‘renown,’ Od. 9.20; cf. Ἀργὼ πᾶσι μέλουσα, i. e. the Argo ‘all - renowned,’ Od. 12.70; mostly only the 3d pers., μέλει μοί τις or τὶ, ‘I care for,’ ‘am concerned with’ or ‘in’ somebody or something, he, she, or it ‘interests me,’ ‘rests’ or ‘weighs upon my mind’; μελήσουσί μοι ἵπποι, ‘I will take care of the horses,’ Il. 5.228 ; ἀνὴρ τόσσα μέμηλεν, who has so many ‘responsibilities,’ Il. 2.25; perf. part. μεμηλώς, ‘interested’ or ‘engaged in,’ ‘intent on,’ τινός, Ε 708, Il. 13.297; mid., Il. 1.523, Il. 19.343, Il. 21.516, Od. 22.12.
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