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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2309 - θέλω

Transliteration:
thélō
Phonetics:
 
Word Origin:
apparently strengthened from the alternate form of (138)
Parts of Speech:
Verb
TDNT:
3:44,318
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to will, have in mind, intend
    1. to be resolved or determined, to purpose
    2. to desire, to wish
    3. to love
      1. to like to do a thing, be fond of doing
    4. to take delight in, have pleasure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 559 ‑ אָמַר (aw‑mar');   935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);   1819 ‑ דָּמָה (daw‑maw');   1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');   2308 ‑ חָדַל (khaw‑dal');   2654 ‑ חָפֵץ (khaw‑fates');   3245 ‑ יָסַד (yaw‑sad');   3985 ‑ מָאַן (maw‑ane');   5753 ‑ עָוָה (aw‑vaw');   5753 ‑ עָוָה (aw‑vaw');   6004 ‑ עָמַם (aw‑mam');   6634 ‑ צְבָה (tseb‑aw');   7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');   7521 ‑ רָצָה (raw‑tsaw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θέλω,

v. ἐθέλω and add ὅστις ἂν θέλῃ IG 12.49.12; ἐὰν δέ τις θέλῃ ib.6.106; ἐάν τις μὴ θέλῃ ib.40.27.

ἐθέλω or θέλω

(v. infr.), subj. ἐθέλωμι Il. 1.549, 9.397: impf. ἤθελον 14.120, etc.; and Lyr. ἔθελον 6.336, Thgn. 606, B. 10.73; Ion. ἐθέλεσκον Il. 13.106, Hdt. 6.12: fut. ἐθελήσω Il. 18.262, etc.; θελήσω Antipho 5.99: aor. 1 ἠθέλησα Hdt. 2.2, etc.; ἐθέλησα Il. 18.396; imper. θέλησον A. Pr. 783; subj. θελήσῃ ib. 1028, X. Cyr. 2.4.19, etc.; opt. θελήσαιμι S. OC 1133; part. θελήσας Id. OT 649 (lyr.): pf. ἠθέληκα X. Cyr. 5.2.9, Aeschin. 2.139, D. 47.5; τεθέληκα (Alexandrian acc. to Phryn. 307) LXX Psalms 41:12(42).12, Phld. Rh. 2.76 S., S.E. M. 2.37: plpf. ἠθελήκει X. HG 6.5.21; ἐτεθελήκεσαν D.C. 44.26 codd. (elsewh. ἠθελήκεσαν as 46.47): — θέλω is never found in Hom. or Hes. exc. Il. 1.277 (dub.), ὅττι θέλοιεν Od. 15.317 as v.l. (ἅσσ' ἐθέλοιεν Aristarch.), nor in Aeol.; rarely in early and Eleg., θέλοι h.Ap. 46, θέλει Sol. 27.12; but is found in Ion. Inscrr., SIG 45.16 (Halic., v B.C.), 1037.7 (Milet., iv B.C.), and in Semon. 7.13, Hippon. 22 B, Anacr. 92:

I

1. both forms in codd. of Hdt. and Hp. and in Heraclit. and Democr., also in Pi. and B.: Trag. never use ἐθέλω exc. in augmented forms, ἤθελον, -ησα: Com.never use θέλω exc. in phrases such as ἢν θεὸς θέλῃ, εἰ θεὸς θέλοι, Ar. Pl. 347, Ra. 533, or parodies of Trag.: early Att. Inscrr, have ἐθέλω IG 12.6.41, etc., till 250 B.C., when θέλω becomes common: Att. Prose writers rarely use θέλω exc. in phrases such as ἂν θεὸς θέλῃ Din. 2.3 or after a long vowel, e.g. μὴ θελῆσαι Th. 5.72, μὴ θελήσας Isaiah 8:11, μὴ θέλοντας And. 1.22, τῷ θέλοντι Id. 4.7, etc.; but θέλω Antipho 3.4.3, θελήσουσιν Id. 5.99: in later Gr. θέλω is regular exc. in the augmented forms; ἐθέλω is not found in LXX or NT: to be willing (of consent rather than desire, v. βούλομαι 1), but also generally, wish, Od. 3.324: Constr.: abs., esp. in part., ἐθέλων ἐθέλουσαν ἀνήγαγεν ib. 272; εἰ σύ γε σῷ θυμῷ ἐθέλοις Il. 23.894; ἀλλά μοι ἤθελε θυμός Od. 11.566: freq. folld. by inf. pres. or aor., wish to.., Il. 7.364, etc.: with inf. supplied, εἰ δ' ἐθέλεις πεζός (sc. ἰέναι) Od. 3.324: c. acc. et inf., wish that.., Il. 19.274, Hdt. 1.3; rarely folld. by ὥστε, E. Hipp. 1327: later c. ἵνα, Matthew 7:12, etc.: not used c. acc. only, exc. when an inf. is easily supplied, εὔκηλος τὰ φράζεαι ἅσσ' ἐθέλῃσθα (sc. φράζεσθαι) Il. 1.554, cf. 9.397, 7.182, Od. 14.172; σιτέονται δὲ οὐκ ὅσα ἐθέλουσι (sc. σιτέεσθαι) Hdt. 1.71, cf. Th. 5.50; εἰ καὶ τῆς ἀξίας ἔλαττον ἐθελήσειέ τις (sc. φράσαι) Jul. Or. 1.132a: also with neut. Pron. or Adj., τί δὴ θέλων; with what intent ? A. Pr. 118.

2. with neg., almost, = δύναμαι, as μίμνειν οὐκ ἐθέλεσκον ἐναντίον they cared not to make a stand, i.e. they were un able, Il. 13.106; οὐδ'.. ἤθελε θυμὸς τειρομένοις ἑτάροισιν ἀμυνέμεν 17.702: metaph. of things, of a stream, οὐδ' ἔθελε προρέειν ἀλλ' ἴσχετο would not run on, but stopped, 21.366, cf. Od. 8.223, 316, h.Cer. 45; αὔλειοι δ' ἔτ' ἔχει[] οὐκ ἐθέλουσι θύραι Sol. 4.28; τὰ δένδρα οὐδέν μ' ἐθέλει διδάσκειν Pl. Phdr. 230d, cf. R. 370b (said to be an Att. use, Greg.Cor. p.135 S.).

3. part., ἐθέλων or θέλων willingly, gladly, Od. 3.272, etc. (also πιθοῦ θελήσας S. OT 649 (lyr.)); οὐκ ἐθέλων, = ἀεκών, Il. 4.300; with Art. like ὁ βουλόμενος, whoever will, i.e. any one, S. Ph. 619, Aj. 1146, Pl. Grg. 508c, etc.

4. θέλεις οὐ θέλεις nolens volens, Arr. Epict. 3.9.16; θέλει οὐ θέλει ib. 3.3, M.Ant. 11.15.

5. μὴ ἔθελε, c. inf., do not, Il. 1.277, 2.247, E. Fr. 174.

6. εἰ θέλεις if you please, S. OT 343.

7. folld. by subj., τί σοι θέλεις δῆτ' εἰκάθω; in what wilt thou that I give way to thee? ib. 651 (lyr.); θέλεις μείνωμεν αὐτοῦ; Id. El. 80.

8. maintain, hold, c. acc. et inf., Plu. 2.883e, Paus. 1.4.6.

9. delight in, love, ἔν τινι LXX 1 Kings 18:22; τινά ib. Psalms 18:20(17).20; but οἱ κακῶς τινὰς θέλοντες their ill- wishers, Cat.Cod.Astr. 7.234.

10. ordain, decree, ἠθέλησεν [ὁ ἡγεμὼν] τὸν κίνδυνον τῆς προβολῆς εἶναι πρός τινας CPR 20.17 (iii A.D.), etc.

II of inanimate things (cf. supr. 1.2),

1 to express a future event, like our will or shall, εἰ ἐθελήσει ἀναβῆναι ἡ τυραννίς Hdt. 1.109; εἰ ἐθελήσει ἐκτρέψαι τὸ ῥέεθρον ὁ Νεῖλος Id. 2.11; εἰ θέλει τοι μηδὲν ἀντίξοον καταστῆναι Id. 7.49, cf. Pl. R. 370b, etc.: in this sense, very rarely of living things, οὐ δοῦναι θέλοι, = οὐκ ἂν δοίη, A. Eu. 429; εἴπερ.. οὗτός [σ'] ἐθέλει κρατῆσαι Ar. V. 536, cf. Pi. N. 7.90, Pl. R. 375a.

2. to be naturally disposed, to be wont or accustomed, c. inf., συμβάσιες ἰσχυραὶ οὐκ ἐ. συμμένειν Hdt. 1.74; μεγάλα πρήγματα μεγάλοισι κινδύνοισι ἐ. καταιρέεσθαι Id. 7.50; αἱ πλευραὶ οὐκ ἐθέλουσιν ἐς τὸ εὐρὺ αὔξεσθαι Hp. Art. 41; οὐκ ἐ. αἱ γνῶμαι.. ὁμοῖαι εἶναι Th. 2.89; τοῦτ' ἐνδελεχὲς ἐ. γίγνεσθαι Arist. Mete. 347a5, cf. Metaph. 1013b27, al.; οὐ θέλει ζῆν, of premature births, Id. HA 575a28.

3. in phrases expressive of meaning, τὸ θέλει σημαίνειν τὸ τέρας Hdt. 1.78; τὸ θέλει τὸ ἔπος εἶπαι Id. 6.37; τὸ θέλει τὰ δῶρα λέγειν Id. 4.131; τὸ ἔπος τοῦτο ἐθέλει λέγειν ὡς.. Id. 2.13.

4. τοῦ θέλοντος, = τοῦ θελήματος, S. OC 1220 (lyr., s.v.l.).

Frequency / Word / Parsing Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
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KJV (200)NAS (207)HCS (207)
Matthew41
Mark25
Luke27
John21
Acts15
Romans13
1 Corinthians17
2 Corinthians8
Galatians9
Philippians1
Colossians3
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians1
1 Timothy3
2 Timothy1
Philemon1
Hebrews4
James2
1 Peter2
2 Peter1
3 John1
Revelation3
Matthew41
Mark24
Luke27
John21
Acts14
Romans13
1 Corinthians17
2 Corinthians7
Galatians9
Philippians1
Colossians3
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians1
1 Timothy3
2 Timothy1
Philemon1
Hebrews4
James2
1 Peter2
2 Peter1
3 John1
Revelation4
Matthew42
Mark25
Luke28
John23
Acts13
Romans15
1 Corinthians17
2 Corinthians8
Galatians9
Philippians1
Colossians3
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians1
1 Timothy3
2 Timothy1
Philemon1
Hebrews4
James2
1 Peter2
2 Peter1
3 John1
Revelation5
List of Word Forms
έλω ήθελε ηθελεν ήθελεν ἤθελεν ηθελες ήθελες ἤθελες ηθέληκα ηθελησα ηθέλησα ἠθέλησα ηθελησαμεν ηθελήσαμεν ἠθελήσαμεν ηθελησαν ηθέλησαν ἠθέλησαν ηθελησας ηθέλησας ἠθέλησας ηθελησατε ηθελήσατε ἠθελήσατε ηθέλησε ηθέλησέ ήθελησε ηθελησεν ηθέλησεν ἠθέλησεν ηθελον ήθελον ἤθελον θελει θέλει θελειν θέλειν Θελεις Θέλεις θελετε θέλετε θέλετέ θελη θέλη θέλῃ θελης θέλης θέλῃς θελησαντας θελήσαντάς θελήσει θεληση θελήση θελήσῃ θελήσης θελήσουσιν θελησω θελήσω θελησωσιν θελήσωσιν θελητε θέλητε θελοι θέλοι θελομεν θέλομεν θελοντα θέλοντα θελοντας θέλοντας θελοντες θέλοντες θέλοντές θελοντι θέλοντι θέλοντί θελοντος θέλοντος θελοντων θελόντων θελούση θέλουσι θελουσιν θέλουσιν Θελω Θέλω θελων θέλων θελωσι θέλωσι θέμα θέματα θέματι κύριε τεθέληκάς ethelen ēthelen ḗthelen etheles ētheles ḗtheles ethelesa ethélesa ēthelēsa ēthélēsa ethelesamen ethelḗsamen ēthelēsamen ēthelḗsamen ethelesan ethélesan ēthelēsan ēthélēsan ethelesas ethélesas ēthelēsas ēthélēsas ethelesate ethelḗsate ēthelēsate ēthelḗsate ethelesen ethélesen ēthelēsen ēthélēsen ethelon ēthelon ḗthelon kurie kyrie kýrie thele thelē thelei thélei thélēi thelein thélein Theleis Théleis thélēis theles thelēs thelesantas thelēsantas thelḗsantás thelese thelēsē thelḗsei thelḗsēi theleso thelēsō thelḗso thelḗsō thelesosin thelēsōsin thelḗsosin thelḗsōsin thelete thelēte thélete théleté thélēte Thelo Thelō Thélo Thélō theloi théloi thelomen thélomen thelon thelōn thélon thélōn thelonta thélonta thelontas thélontas thelontes thélontes thélontés thelonti thélonti thélontí thelonton thelontōn thelónton thelóntōn thelontos thélontos thelosi thelōsi thélosi thélōsi thelousin thélousin
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