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Headword: *)eqelonth/s
Adler number: epsilon,309
Translated headword: willing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he who is] wishing. Or capable.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "[he thought it best] to ask whether there was anyone who might wish to be proved a brave man, for having willingly undertaken the advance action."[2] "Having taken from the whole army those who were willing."[3]
*)eqelonti/ous is also used. "He expected that the Arabs would willingly agree."[4]
Greek Original:
*)eqelonth/s: boulo/menos. h)\ xwrhto/s. *cenofw=n: dierwta=n, ei)/ ti/s e)stin, o(/stis a)nh\r a)gaqo\s e)qe/loi a)\n gene/sqai, u(posta\s e)qelonth\s poreu/esqai. proslabw\n e)qelonta\s e)k panto\s tou= strateu/matos. le/getai kai\ *)eqelonti/ous. prosedo/khsen e)qelonti/ous tou\s *)arabi/ous o(mologh/sein.
See also epsilon 306, epsilon 307, epsilon 308, epsilon 310.
[1] Other lexica also have these glosses, but the second of them is faulty; a scribal error has turned XORHGO/S into this XWRHTO/S; cf. Theodoridis on Photius, Lexicon epsilon159 (and generally chi 400).
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.1.26.
[3] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.1.27.
[4] Accusative plural of e)qelo/ntios: Cassius Dio 75.12.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: George Mallon on 3 July 2006@15:46:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, reference, status) on 3 July 2006@19:54:06.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 5 July 2006@04:56:24.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 29 July 2012@08:59:23.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 November 2016@23:21:47.


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