deilos: cowardly, fearfulOriginal Word: δειλός, ή, όνPart of Speech:
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.
[1169 /deilós is always used negatively in the NT and stands in contrast to the positive fear which can be expressed by 5401 /phóbos ("fear," see Phil 2:12).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
cowardly, fearfulNASB Translation
afraid (2), cowardly (1).