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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3917 - לִילִית

Transliteration
lı̂ylı̂yth
Phonetics
lee-leeth'  
Word Origin
from (03915)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
1112
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) “Lilith”, name of a female goddess known as a night demon who haunts the desolate places of Edom

1a) might be a nocturnal animal that inhabits desolate places

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (28) HCS (1)
Isaiah 1
Genesis 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 17
Isaiah 4
Hosea 1
Isaiah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cfs 1
n-cfs 1
n-cfs 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1265) ll (לל LL) AC: Howl CO: Night AB: ?: When the night comes, the night sky is rolled out like a scroll. When daylight comes, the night sky is rolled up like a scroll. (eng: yell)

E) all (ללא LLA) AC: ? CO: Loop AB: ?

of1 ) ealfl (לולאה LWLAH) - Loop: KJV (13): loop - Strongs: H3924 (לֻלָאוֹת)

J) lfl (לול LWL) AC: ? CO: Staircase AB: ?: A spiral set of steps.

Nm) lfl (לול LWL) - Staircase: KJV (1): winding stair - Strongs: H3883 (לוּל)

L) lli (ילל YLL) AC: Howl CO: ? AB: ?: The sound of the wolf, a night predator.

V) lli (ילל YLL) - Howl: KJV (31): (vf: Hiphil) howl, howling - Strongs: H3213 (יָלַל)

Nm) lli (ילל YLL) - Howling: KJV (1): howling - Strongs: H3214 (יְלֵל)

Nf1) elli (יללה YLLH) - Howling: KJV (5): howling - Strongs: H3215 (יְלָלָה)

im) llft (תולל TWLL) - Tormentor: KJV (1): waste - Strongs: H8437 (תּוֹלָל)

M) lil (ליל LYL) AC: ? CO: Night AB: ?

Nm ) lil (ליל LYL) - Night: KJV (233): night, season, midnight - Strongs: H3915 (לֵיל)

Nf4) tilil (לילית LYLYT) - Owl: A night creature. KJV (1): screech owl - Strongs: H3917 (לִילִית)

ff1) ilil (לילי LYLY) - Night: [Aramaic only] KJV (5): night - Strongs: H3916 (לֵילֵי)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 לִילִית noun feminine Lilith (Milton Che night-hag), name of a female night-demon haunting desolate Edom; probably borrowed from Babylonian, Isaiah 34:14 (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian lilîtu, Dl HWB 377; Syriac PS1951; on the development of legends of Lilith in later Judaism, see Bux Lex. Talmud., under the word Che on the passage Grünbaum ZMG xxxi.1877,250f. — Connexion with לילה perhaps only apparent, a popular etymology).

לִין see לון.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

לִילִית f. prop. nocturna (from לַיִל, with the adj. term. fem. ־ִית), a nocturnal spectre, which had, according to the rabbins, the form of a beautiful woman, and lay wait for children by night. [All this is utterly absurd when thus connected with the nature of something real mentioned in Scripture; what it is, may be doubtful.] Like this are the Greek and Roman fables about the woman Ἔμπουσα, about the ὀνοκένταυροι (see Arist. Ran. 293; Creuzer, Comment. Herod. page 267), the Lamiæ, the Striges, and the Arabian fables about the Ghûles (الغول, الغولة), i.e. female monsters inhabiting deserts, and tearing men in pieces. Compare other names of spectres, עֲלוּקָה, שְׁעִירִים. Isaiah 34:14. More may be seen in Bochart, in Hieroz. vol. ii. page 831; Buxtorf, in Lexicon Ch., and Talmud. page 1140, and in my Comment. on Isaiah 13:22, 34:14. [It is really lamentable that any one could connect the word of God with such utter absurdity; many understand the nocturnal creature spoken of to be simply the screech owl.]

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