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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷel-, but with unexplained o-grade in the present.

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

βούλομαι (boúlomai)

  1. usually stronger than ἐθέλω (ethélō), implying choice or preference: (transitive, intransitive) to will, wish, be willing, want [+accusative = something]; [+infinitive = to do something]
  2. (transitive) to mean
  3. (intransitive) to pretend, claim [+infinitive = to do something]
  4. (transitive) to prefer [+accusative = something]; [+infinitive = to do something]; often with μᾶλλον (mâllon ḗ) or : over something else

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