See also: Willan
Old English edit
Alternative forms edit
- to want
- Hwæt wilt þū mā æt mē?
- What more do you want from me?
- to intend
- Iċ wolde þæt dōn!
- I meant to do that!
- Ne breġd þū nǣfre þīn sweord būtan þū his notian wille.
- Never draw your sword unless you intend to use it.
- to be willing
- used to express habitual behavior
- used to express futurity
- Hwæt lā wilt þū dōn, mē stingan?
- What are you gonna do, stab me?
- to want or intend to go (to or from somewhere)
- Hū oft wolde iċ heonan onweġ?
- How many times have I wanted to get away from here?
- used in the subjunctive past to express hypotheticals, where Modern English would use "would"
- Hū wolde þē līcian ġif ic wisse ealle þīne dēagolnesse?
- How would you like it if I knew all your secrets?
Conjugation of willan (irregular)
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