User comments for Lily (Meaning / History Only)

LILY can also be the pet form of several names: LILLIAN, LILIAN, LILIA, or ELIZABETH.
AndrewJKD  4/2/2005
The flower lily is sometimes associated with death, too. Uusually it symbolizes innocence, though.
Soul  7/8/2005
The lily flower is also known as the flower of death.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2005
The lily is also, with death and purity, a symbol of rebirth.
echo_of_the_past  7/31/2005
In the Catholic church, the lily flower is a symbol of the Virgin Mary. In paintings, Mary is often portrayed holding, crowned with, or standing near lilies.
elizabeth hamlet  6/26/2006
According to some, 'lilium' is the latinized form of Greek 'leirion' (λείριον).

Others theorize that both Latin 'lilium' and Greek 'leirion' are ultimately derived from an Egyptian word (or otherwise a word from one of the ancient Semitic languages), making neither 'lilium' or 'leirion' an authentic Latin or Greek word.
Lucille  5/14/2012
The flower of new life and rebirth.
cziehl  4/5/2016
Lily means pure and innocent.
Genevievewhitelock  6/2/2017

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