maya

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See also: Maya, mayá, maþa, and māyā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit माया (māyā).

Noun[edit]

maya (uncountable)

  1. (Hindu mythology) Magic; supernatural power as held by the gods.
  2. (Hinduism, Buddhism) The power by which the universe is made to appear; the illusion of the phenomenal world, as opposed to its true or spiritual reality.
    • 2016, Sunil Khilnani, Incarnations, Penguin 2017, p. 58:
      Shankara prescribed meditative reflection, through which each individual could pierce the veil of maya and come to recognize the identity between his or her essence and the universal spirit.

Anagrams[edit]


Aymara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

maya ()

  1. (cardinal) one
    utanïtwa.
    I have one house.

Derived terms[edit]


Bikol Central[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. sparrow

Cebuano[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. any bird of the genus Lonchura
  2. the chestnut munia (Lonchura atricapilla)
  3. generically, any small, nondescript bird
  4. (slang) a bisexual

Adjective[edit]

maya

  1. (slang) bisexual; sexually attracted to both men and women

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ya
  • Homophone: Maija

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. Maya, Mayan (person)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of maya (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative maya mayat
genitive mayan mayojen
partitive mayaa mayoja
illative mayaan mayoihin
singular plural
nominative maya mayat
accusative nom. maya mayat
gen. mayan
genitive mayan mayojen
mayainrare
partitive mayaa mayoja
inessive mayassa mayoissa
elative mayasta mayoista
illative mayaan mayoihin
adessive mayalla mayoilla
ablative mayalta mayoilta
allative mayalle mayoille
essive mayana mayoina
translative mayaksi mayoiksi
instructive mayoin
abessive mayatta mayoitta
comitative mayoineen

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maya (plural mayas)

  1. Mayan (relating to the Mayans)
  2. Mayan (relating to the Mayan language)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural of maya may either be mayas or maya.

Further reading[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

mā̀yā m (possessed form mā̀yan)

  1. weevil

Northern Catanduanes Bicolano[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. sparrow

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya m f (plural mayas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maia

Adjective[edit]

maya m, f (plural mayas, not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maia

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally from Mayan

Adjective[edit]

maya (plural mayas)

  1. Mayan (from Maya)

Noun[edit]

maya m, f (plural mayas)

  1. Mayan (person)
  2. Mayan (language)

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb mayar (to miaow)

Verb[edit]

maya

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mayar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of mayar.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya (needs class)

  1. anger

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. sparrow

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mɑjɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ya

Noun[edit]

maya (definite accusative mayayı, plural mayalar)

  1. yeast (to make bread; fungi)
  2. Mountain name in Balkans.
  3. Female camel

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maya

  1. nature