Lilith

noun
Lil·​ith | \ ˈli-ləth How to pronounce Lilith (audio) \

Definition of Lilith

1 : a woman who in rabbinic legend is Adam's first wife, is supplanted by Eve, and becomes an evil spirit
2 : a famous witch in medieval demonology

First Known Use of Lilith

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Lilith

Late Hebrew līlīth, from Hebrew, a female demon

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“Lilith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lilith. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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