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δείλαιος , α, ον, (ος, ον IG14.1722.7), lengthd. form of δειλός (q.v.): —
A.wretched, sorry, paltry, not in Hom., freq. in Trag., esp. of persons, A.Pr.580 (lyr.), etc.; “δείλαιε τοῦ νοῦS.OT1347 (lyr.); δ. χάρις a sorry kindness, A.Ch.517; δ. σποδός paltry dust, S.El.758; δ. ἄχεα, ἀλγηδών, δύα, Emp.145, S.OC513 (lyr.), Ant.1311 (lyr.); “γῆραςE. Hec.156 (lyr.): sts. found in Com. (v. infr.) and Prose, Lys.24.23 (Sup.), Aeschin.1.172: in later Prose, Jul.Or.1.29b. (The penult. is short in S.Ant.1311, El.849 (lyr.), E.Supp.279 (lyr.), Ar.Eq.139, V.165, etc.)
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