noun ma·ya \ˈmä-yə, ˈmī-ə\

Definition of MAYA

:  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


noun Ma·ya \ˈmī-ə\

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

plural Maya or Mayas

Full Definition of MAYA

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

Origin of MAYA

First Known Use: 1825

Rhymes with MAYA


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