From layil; a night spectre -- screech owl.
see HEBREW layil
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, DlHWB 377; Syriac PS1951; on the development of legends of Lilith in later Judaism, see BuxLex. Talmud., under the word Cheon the passage GrünbaumZMG xxxi.1877, 250 f. — Connexion with לילה perhaps only apparent, a popular etymology).
לִין see לון.