Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Lilith

play
noun Lil·ith \ˈli-ləth\

Definition of Lilith

  1. 1 :  a woman who in rabbinic legend is Adam's first wife, is supplanted by Eve, and becomes an evil spirit

  2. 2 :  a famous witch in medieval demonology



Origin of lilith

Late Hebrew līlīth, from Hebrew, a female demon


First Known Use: 1614


Learn More about lilith


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Lilith? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift duvet pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ