The Heb. word is probably a loan word from the Egyptian for the 'lotus.' In Arabic, it is s
The capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits.
On the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished.
It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lily blossom; it could hold two thousand baths.
"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.