Lilith


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Lil·ith

 (lĭl′ĭth)
n.
1. An evil female spirit in ancient Semitic legend, alleged to haunt deserted places and attack children.
2. The first wife of Adam in Hebrew folklore, believed to have been in existence before the creation of Eve.

[Hebrew lîlît, from Akkadian lilītu, from Sumerian lilla, a demon.]

Lilith

(ˈlɪlɪθ)
n
1. (Judaism) (in the Old Testament and in Jewish folklore) a female demon, who attacks children
2. (Bible) (in the Old Testament and in Jewish folklore) a female demon, who attacks children
3. (Judaism) (in Talmudic literature) Adam's first wife
4. (European Myth & Legend) a witch notorious in medieval demonology

Lil•ith

(ˈlɪl ɪθ)

n.
1. (in Semitic myth) a female demon dwelling in deserted places and attacking children.
2. (in Jewish folklore) Adam's first wife, before Eve was created.
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Noun1.Lilith - in ancient Semitic folklore: a female demon who attacks children
Semitic deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
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Officers believe Lilith could be in the Middlesbrough or Hartlepool area and are concerned as it is out of character for her to go missing.
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This year's runners-up are Louise Mitchinson's children from North Yorkshire, with a 10ft sunflower, and Lilith Bingham, five, from Newport, near Cardiff, whose flower hit 10ft 2in.
If you are unable to attend, comments may be emailed to Chelan County senior planner, Lilith Vespier, at Lilith.
Colin, five, may have gone in search of a mate, having been spurned by Lilith, another snake belonging to Mrs Forshaw, although she stressed she is not mating them.
James elucidates Black women's participation in Jamaican resistance during enslavement by centering his text on the subversive activity of the night women: Gorgon, Hippolyta, Iphigenia, Pallas, Callisto, Lilith, and Homer.
Though the portraits of Lucifer and Vanderbilt are not unsympathetic, of the four only Lilith is wholly presented as a character to be emulated.
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El medico aleman la recoge, pero antes abre la tapa en el pecho de la muneca, vacio, en el que, segun le dice Lilith, se aloja el corazon.