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277. me/llw, I postpone.

μέλλω”, I postpone, takes regularly the present infinitive (resistance to pressure), rarely the aorist infinitive.

Present Infinitive:

ἔτι μέλλομεν ἀμύνεσθαι”, THUC.6.10. 5; We are still delaying to punish.

THUC.1.86.2:τοὺς ξυμμάχους . . . οὐ περιοψόμεθα ἀδικουμένους οὐδὲ μελλήσομεν τιμωρεῖν”. 1.124.1 (278). 6.10.5 (see above).

EUR. Phoen. 299 (see 278).

SOPH. O. C. 1627-8:τί μέλλομεν χωρεῖν;” , Why delay we to go?

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