from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evil female spirit in ancient Semitic legend, alleged to haunt deserted places and attack children.
- n. The first wife of Adam in Hebrew folklore, believed to have been in existence before the creation of Eve.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A Mesopotamian storm demon, a bearer of disease and death; also the first wife of Adam in Jewish folklore.
- proper n. The "dark moon" or "black moon", not an actual phase of the moon but the empty focus of the ellipse described by its orbit.
- proper n. A female given name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a female demon who attacks children.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in ancient Semitic folklore: a female demon who attacks children
Hebrew lîlît, from Akkadian lilītu, from Sumerian lilla, a demon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew לילית. (Wiktionary)