θέλω, ἐθέλω
thelō ethelō
thel‘-o, eth-el‘-o
Either the first or the second form may be used. In certain tenses θελέω theleō thel-eh‘-o (and ἐθέλέω etheleō eth-el-eh‘-o ) are used, which are otherwise obsolete; apparently strengthened from the alternate form of 138 to determine (as an active voice option from subjective impulse; whereas 1014 properly denotes rather a passive voice acquiescence in objective considerations), that is, choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication to wish, that is, be inclined to (sometimes adverbially gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism to delight in: - desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, -ling [ly]).