माया

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit माया (māyā́).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

माया (māyāf (Urdu spelling مایا)

  1. illusion, deceit
  2. (Hinduism) maya, the veil on reality
    यह संसार माया है।yah sansār māyā hai.This world is an illusion.
  3. (Hinduism) maya, divine power
    ईश्वर की माया अनंत है।īśvar kī māyā anant hai.The divine power of God is infinite.

Declension[edit]

Declension of माया
Singular Plural
Direct माया (māyā) मायाएँ (māyāẽ)
Oblique माया (māyā) मायाओं (māyāon)
Vocative माया (māyā) मायाओ (māyāo)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Platts, John T. (1884), “माया”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

माया f

  1. fraud
  2. deceit
  3. magic
  4. jugglery

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From √ (ma, measure, magic, binding, fettering)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

माया (māyā́f

  1. (Vedic) art, wisdom, inhuman or supernatural power
  2. (Vedic, Classical Sanskrit) illusion, deception, trickery, demonic magic
    • Kālīdāsa, Raghuvaṃśa 2.62
      मया मायां उद्भाव्या परीक्षितः असि
      mayā māyāṃ udbhāvyā parīkṣitaḥ asi
      I have examined you by creating an illusion
  3. an unreal or illusory image, phantom, apparition
  4. (Buddhism) duplicity, one of the 24 minor evil passions
  5. (philosophy) illusion
  6. (Shaivism) one of the 4 pāśas (snares) which entangle the soul
  7. (Vaishnavism) one of the 9 shaktis (energies) of Vishnu
  8. compassion, sympathy
  9. Operculina turpethum (Convolvulus turpethum)
  10. (poetry) name of two poetic meters

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of माया (māyā́)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative माया
māyā́
माये
māyé
मायाः
māyā́ḥ
Vocative माये
mā́ye
माये
mā́ye
मायाः
mā́yāḥ
Accusative मायाम्
māyā́m
माये
māyé
मायाः
māyā́ḥ
Instrumental मायया / माया¹
māyáyā / māyā́¹
मायाभ्याम्
māyā́bhyām
मायाभिः
māyā́bhiḥ
Dative मायायै
māyā́yai
मायाभ्याम्
māyā́bhyām
मायाभ्यः
māyā́bhyaḥ
Ablative मायायाः
māyā́yāḥ
मायाभ्याम्
māyā́bhyām
मायाभ्यः
māyā́bhyaḥ
Genitive मायायाः
māyā́yāḥ
माययोः
māyáyoḥ
मायानाम्
māyā́nām
Locative मायायाम्
māyā́yām
माययोः
māyáyoḥ
मायासु
māyā́su
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

Proper noun[edit]

माया (māyā́f

  1. The name of several goddesses (Illusion personified, Lakshmi)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Maya (famously held by the mother of the Buddha)
  3. A city.
  4. (poetry, in the dual, māye indrasya) name of 2 sāmans

Declension[edit]

Feminine ā-stem declension of माया (māyā́)
Singular
Nominative माया
māyā́
Vocative माये
mā́ye
Accusative मायाम्
māyā́m
Instrumental मायया / माया¹
māyáyā / māyā́¹
Dative मायायै
māyā́yai
Ablative मायायाः
māyā́yāḥ
Genitive मायायाः
māyā́yāḥ
Locative मायायाम्
māyā́yām
Notes
  • ¹Vedic

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 811/1-2