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maya

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noun ma·ya \ˈmä-yə, ˈmī-ə\

Definition of maya

  1. :  the sense-world of manifold phenomena held in Vedanta to conceal the unity of absolute being; broadly :  illusion



Origin of maya

Sanskrit māyā


First Known Use: 1788

Rhymes with maya


Maya

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noun Ma·ya \ˈmī-ə\

Simple Definition of Maya

  • : a member of a group of people living mostly in southern Mexico and Guatemala

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Maya

plural Maya or Mayas

  1. 1 a :  a Mayan language of the ancient Maya peoples recorded in inscriptions b :  yucatec; especially :  the older form of that language known from documents of the Spanish period

  2. 2 :  a member of a group of Indian peoples chiefly of Yucatán, Belize, and Guatemala whose languages are Mayan

Origin of maya

Spanish


First Known Use: 1825

Rhymes with maya



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