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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

Etymologies

Hebrew lîlît, from Akkadian lilītu, from Sumerian lilla, a demon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew לילית. (Wiktionary)

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