- Lilith fThe name borne, according to medieval tradition, by a wife of Adam prior to Eve. She is said to have been turned into an ugly demon for refusing to obey him. Lilith occurs in the Bible as a vocabulary word meaning ‘night monster’ or ‘screech owl’ (Isaiah 34: 14), and in Jewish folklore is the name of an ugly demon. In spite of its unpleasant connotations, it has occasionally been used as a given name in the 20th century, perhaps in part being taken as an elaborated form of LILY (SEE Lily).
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Lilith — (Hebrew he. לילית) is a mythological female Mesopotamian storm demon associated with wind and was thought to be a bearer of disease, illness, and death. The figure of Lilith first appeared in a class of wind and storm demons or spirits as Lilitu … Wikipedia
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Lilith — female evil spirit, in medieval Hebrew folklore the first wife of Adam, from Heb. Lilith, from Akkad. Lilitu, which is connected by folk etymology with Heb. laylah night … Etymology dictionary
Lilith — [lil′ith] n. [Heb līlīth < Assyr Bab lilītu, lit., of the night] 1. in ancient Semitic folklore, a female demon or vampire that lives in desolate places 2. in medieval Jewish folklore, a) the first wife of Adam, before the creation of Eve b) a … English World dictionary