Maia

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See also: maia and maiʻa

Translingual[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maia f

  1. Alternative form of Maja A genus of sea spiders.

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪ.ə/, /ˈmaɪ.ə/

Proper noun[edit]

Maia

  1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.
  2. (Roman mythology) The goddess of growth after whom the month May (Latin maius) was named.
  3. A female given name of recent usage.
  4. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Taurus. It is the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.
  5. (astronomy) 66 Maja, a main belt asteroid.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maia

  1. A language spoken in the Madang province of Papua New Guinea.

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Anagrams[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maia

  1. A female given name, a traditional vernacular form of Maria / Maarja.
  2. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) Maia.

Related terms[edit]


Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maia f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Maia: Maiuson
  • daughter of Maia: Maiudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Maia
Accusative Maiu
Dative Maiu
Genitive Maiu

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa).

Proper noun[edit]

Māia f (genitive Māiae); first declension

  1. Maia, specifically:
    1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.
    2. (Roman mythology) The goddess of growth after whom the month May (Latin māius) was named.
    3. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Taurus. It is the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular
nominative Māia
genitive Māiae
dative Māiae
accusative Māiam
ablative Māiā
vocative Māia
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

Māia

  1. nominative feminine singular of Māius
  2. nominative neuter plural of Māius
  3. accusative neuter plural of Māius
  4. vocative feminine singular of Māius
  5. nominative neuter plural of Māius

Māiā

  1. ablative feminine singular of Māius

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈmajɐ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: maia

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maia

  1. A village and municipality of Porto, Portugal.

Proper noun[edit]

Maia m, f

  1. A surname​.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa, Maia).

Proper noun[edit]

Maia f

  1. (Greek mythology) Maia (daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes)