Lil·​ith ˈli-ləth How to pronounce Lilith (audio)
: a woman who in rabbinic legend is Adam's first wife, is supplanted by Eve, and becomes an evil spirit
: a famous witch in medieval demonology

Word History


Late Hebrew līlīth, from Hebrew, a female demon

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lilith was in 1614

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Cite this Entry

“Lilith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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