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Strong's #1169 - δειλός

Root Word (Etymology)
from deos (dread)
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  1. timid, fearful
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2730 ‑ חָרֵד (khaw‑rade');  3372 ‑ יָרֵא (yaw‑ray');  7390 ‑ רַךְ (rak);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

δειλός, ή, όν, (δέος):

I of persons,

1. cowardly, opp. ἄλκιμος, Il. 13.278; opp. ἀνδρεῖος, Pl. Phdr. 239a, etc.: hence, vile, worthless, Il. 1.293; δειλαί τοι δειλῶν γε καὶ ἐγγύαι Od. 8.351; opp. ἐσθλός, lowborn, mean, Hes. Fr. 164; πλοῦτος καὶ δειλοῖσιν ἀνθρώπων ὁμιλεῖ B. 1.50; ἀγαθοὶ δειλῶν ἐπὶ δαῖτας ἴσιν Eup. 289; of animals, Hdt. 3.108: c.gen., δειλὸς μυάγρης afraid of.., AP 9.410 (Tull. Sab.): c. inf., ib.6.232 (Crin.). Adv. -λῶς Theoc. Adon. 15, Plu. 2.26b.

2. more commonly, miserable, wretched, with a compassionate sense, δειλοὶ βροτοί poor mortals! Il. 22.31, al.; ἆ δειλέ poor wretch! ἆ δειλοί poor wretches! 17.201, Od. 20.351; ἆ δειλὲ ξείνων 14.361; Πατροκλῆος δειλοῖο Il. 17.670.

II of things, miserable, wretched, γῆρας Hes. Op. 113; δ. δ' ἐνὶ πυθμένι φειδώ ib. 369; τὰ δ. κέρδη S. Ant. 326; ἔργα, λόγος, etc., Thgn. 307, E. Andr. 757, etc.: Comp., Longin. 2.1: Sup., Ar. Pl. 123: neut. pl. as Adv., ὀχλεῖ μοι δειλὰ ὁ Τρωΐλος PIand. 11.4 (iii A.D.). Trag. use δειλός chiefly in former sense, δείλαιος in latter.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δειλός, δείλη, δειλόν (δείδω to fear), timid, fearful: Matthew 8:28; Mark 4:40; in Revelation 21:8 of Christians who through cowardice give way under persecutions and apostatize. (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δειλός , - , όν

(< δέος ),

[in LXX for H7390, etc.;]

cowardly, fearful: Matthew 8:26, Mark 4:40, Revelation 21:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the neut. plur. used adverbially, see P Iand 11.4 (iii/A.D.) ὀχλεῖ μοι δῖλα ὁ Τρωίλος . MGr δειλός = ";timid,"; ";shy.";



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
δειλοι δειλοί δειλοις δειλοίς δειλοῖς δειλός δεους δέους deiloi deiloí deilois deiloîs deous déous
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