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Lilith

[lil-ith] /ˈlɪl ɪθ/
noun
1.
Semitic Mythology. a female demon dwelling in deserted places and attacking children.
2.
Jewish Folklore. Adam's first wife, before Eve was created.
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  • Thanks to an intimacy of some years with Beth Appleby, he knew all about Lilith's lispings and had often suggested valuable ideas.

    The Smuggler's Cave George A. Birmingham
  • I know not why Lilith should have such a grudge against my progeny.

  • Lilith smiled, but she left her hand in his, and a tinge of colour showed in the pale cheeks.

    What a Man Wills Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And Lilith was rich; he had never known that—never suspected it.

  • No doubt "Lilith" or Miss Appleby had copied one of them into the column of provincial lispings.

    The Smuggler's Cave George A. Birmingham
  • "I don't know," replied Lilith, affecting ignorance no longer.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • I tell you, Lilith, you saved me that day as surely as though you had actually been within the room.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for Lilith

Lilith

/ˈlɪlɪθ/
noun
1.
(in the Old Testament and in Jewish folklore) a female demon, who attacks children
2.
(in Talmudic literature) Adam's first wife
3.
a witch notorious in medieval demonology
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Word Origin and History for Lilith

female evil spirit, in medieval Hebrew folklore the first wife of Adam, from Hebrew Lilith, from Akkad. Lilitu, which is connected by folk etymology with Hebrew laylah "night."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Lilith in Technology

computer
The workstation for which Modula-2 was developed as the system language.
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(1995-10-25)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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