maya

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 and Etymology of maya

Sanskrit māyā


Maya

noun Ma·ya \ ˈmī-ə \

Definition of Maya

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

Origin and Etymology of maya

Spanish


MAYA Defined for English Language Learners

Maya

noun

Definition of Maya for English Language Learners

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



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