Maya meaning

mä'yə
The power of a god or demon to transform a concept into an element of the sensible world.
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In Hinduism, Buddhism, and certain other East Asian religions, the transitory, manifold appearance of the sensible world, which obscures the undifferentiated spiritual reality from which it originates; the illusory appearance of the sensible world.
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Any of the Mayan languages, especially Quiché and Yucatec.
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A member of an American Indian people found in Yucatán, Belize, and N Guatemala: the Maya had a highly developed civilization long before the arrival of Europeans early in the 16th cent.
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The Mayan language of this people.
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Of the Maya or their language or culture; Mayan.
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The goddess Devi, or Shakti, consort of Siva.
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In Hinduism and Indian philosophy, the illusory world of the senses.
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3D animation and visual effects software for Windows and IRIX workstations from Autodesk, Inc. Formerly owned by Alias Systems Corporation, Toronto, Maya is known for its special character animation capabilities that enable human characters to be simulated with flesh tones, wrinkles and folds in clothing. Maya uses the MEL (Maya Embedded Language) scripting language to define sequences. Most films nominated for best visual effects by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences use Maya and other Alias imaging software. Autodesk acquired Alias in 2006. See Maya screen saver.
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A member of a Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Guatemala in the 4th to 10th centuries.
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A descendant of these people.
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Any of the Mayan languages, such as Quiché and Yucatec.
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A female given name of modern usage.
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In Sanskrit, illusion; God's physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this").
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A female given name used in India.
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Origin of maya

  • Sanskrit māyā
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Spanish
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Maria, ultimately from Hebrew, and from Maia, from Latin.
    From Wiktionary
  • Self-designation of the Yucatec Mayas.
    From Wiktionary
  • From Wiktionary