In Jewish demonology, a female spirit which brings croup to people, particularly children, who do not wash their hands in the morning. It is probably the same as the bush-asp, the Parsee demon "with long hands," who lulls men to sleep and attacks them.



  • Singer, Isidore; Adler, Cyrus; et al. 1901-1906. Jewish Encyclopedia. 12 Vols. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 4:516.
  • Ḥul. 107b; Ta'an. 20b; Yoma 77b.