maya

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See also: Maya, mayá, maþa, māyā, and -maya

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. one
    utanïtwa.
    I have one house.

Derived terms[edit]


Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Persian مایه(mâye).

Noun[edit]

maya (definite accusative mayanı, plural mayalar)

  1. capital (money and wealth)
    Synonyms: sərmayə, kapital
  2. leaven, ferment, barm
  3. fetus
    Synonyms: döl, rüşeym
  4. source, origin, basis
    Synonyms: əsas, əsil, kök

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya (definite accusative mayanı, plural mayalar)

  1. female camel

Declension[edit]


Balinese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

maya

  1. Romanization of ᬫᬵᬬ
  2. Romanization of ᬫᬵᬬᬵ

Bikol Central[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. sparrow

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈmaja/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ya

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

Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /maˈjaʔ/
  • Rhymes: -aʔ
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ga

Adjective[edit]

maya

  1. cheerful
  2. jubilant

Verb[edit]

maya

  1. to be jubilant

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:maya.


Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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
Possessive forms of maya (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person mayani mayamme
2nd person mayasi mayanne
3rd person mayansa

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ja

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

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay maya, from Pali maya, from Sanskrit माया (māyā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ja/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ya

Adjective[edit]

maya

  1. simulated
  2. unreal
  3. virtual
    Dunia maya.Cyberspace (lit. "Virtual world").

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pali maya, from Sanskrit माया (māyā).

Adjective[edit]

maya

  1. illusionary
  2. virtual

Derived terms[edit]


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 or f (plural mayas, not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maia

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally from Yucatec Maya

Adjective[edit]

maya (plural mayas)

  1. Mayan (from Maya)

Noun[edit]

maya m or f (plural mayas)

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

Derived terms[edit]

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 (n class, plural maya)

  1. anger
    Synonym: chuki

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

maya

  1. The chestnut munia (Lonchura atricapilla)
  2. A sparrow, especially the Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish مایه(maya).

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 (clarification of this definition is needed)
  3. female camel
    Antonyms: lök, ner

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative maya
Definite accusative mayayı
Singular Plural
Nominative maya mayalar
Definite accusative mayayı mayaları
Dative mayaya mayalara
Locative mayada mayalarda
Ablative mayadan mayalardan
Genitive mayanın mayaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular mayam mayalarım
2nd singular mayan mayaların
3rd singular mayası mayaları
1st plural mayamız mayalarımız
2nd plural mayanız mayalarınız
3rd plural mayaları mayaları

Adjective[edit]

maya

  1. nature