- Semitic Mythology. a female demon dwelling in deserted places and attacking children.
- Jewish Folklore. Adam's first wife, before Eve was created.
Examples from the Web for lilith
Although sprightly, Lilith is unusually small for her age, and thereby the butt of ridicule from her classmates.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’
May 12, 2014
“The service had the air of a protest,” Miriam Cantor-Stone, an intern at Lilith Magazine, told me after the gathering wrapped up.NYC Jews Pray In Solidarity With Women Of The Wall
March 12, 2013
Should you shell out for Lilith Fair, or travel to Bonnaroo?Hottest Concerts of the Summer
June 3, 2010
By this time her saddle was firm on Lilith, and in an instant she was mounted.
I had no weapon—not even a whip, for Lilith never needed one.
I know not why Lilith should have such a grudge against my progeny.Dreamers of the Ghetto
The Lilith of the poem is transferred to the more beautiful shadow-world.Lilith
Ada Langworthy Collier
And Lilith was rich; he had never known that—never suspected it.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922
Lucy Maud Montgomery
- (in the Old Testament and in Jewish folklore) a female demon, who attacks children
- (in Talmudic literature) Adam's first wife
- a witch notorious in medieval demonology
Word Origin and History for lilith
female evil spirit, in medieval Hebrew folklore the first wife of Adam, from Hebrew Lilith, from Akkad. Lilitu, which is connected by folk etymology with Hebrew laylah "night."