deilos: cowardly, fearfulOriginal Word: δειλός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (di-los')
Short Definition: cowardly, timid
Definition: cowardly, timid, fearful.
1169 deilós (an adjective derived from deidō, "fear-driven") – properly, dreadful, describing a person who loses their "moral gumption (fortitude)" that is needed to follow the Lord.
1169 /deilós ("fearful of losses") refers to an excessive fear (dread) of "losing," causing someone to be fainthearted (cowardly) – hence, to fall short in following Christ as Lord.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
afraid (2), cowardly (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1169: δειλός
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.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancefearful.
From deos (dread); timid, i.e. (by implication) faithless -- fearful.
Forms and Transliterationsδειλοι δειλοί δειλοις δειλοίς δειλοῖς δειλός δεους δέους deiloi deiloí deilois deiloîs deous déous
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1169
δειλοί — 2 Occ.
δειλοῖς — 1 Occ.
δέους — 1 Occ.
Matthew 8:26 Adj-NMP
GRK: αὐτοῖς Τί δειλοί ἐστε ὀλιγόπιστοι
NAS: to them, Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?
KJV: are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?
INT: to them Why fearful are you O [you] of little faith