Ma´ya   Pronunciation: mä´yå
n.1.(Hindu Philos.) The name (in Vedantic philosphy) for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
2.(Hindu Philos.) the Hindu goddess personifying the power that creates phenomena.
3.(Hindu Philos.) the power to produce illusions.
prop. n.1.the Indian people occupying the area of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of Salvador. The Maya peoples are dark, short, and brachycephalic, and at the time of the discovery had attained a higher grade of culture than any other American people. They cultivated a variety of crops, were expert in the manufacture and dyeing of cotton fabrics, used cacao as a medium of exchange, and were workers of gold, silver, and copper. Their architecture comprised elaborately carved temples and palaces, and they possessed a superior calendar, and a developed system of hieroglyphic writing, with records said to go back to about 700 a. d.
2.the language of the Mayas.
Noun1.Maya - a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"
Synonyms: Mayan
2.Maya - an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas
3.Maya - a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayan peoples
American Indian, Cakchiquel, federation of tribes, Indian, Kekchi, Mam, Mayan, North American Indian, Quiche, Red Indian, tribe, Yucatec, Yucateco
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May beetle
May blob
May bug
May Day
May dew
may fish
May flower
May fly
May game
May lady
May laws
May lily
May pole
May queen
May thorn
May wine
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Maya Lin
Mayan arch
Mayan language
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