[ mey-yuh, mahy-uh ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. the eldest of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes by Zeus.

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How to use Maia in a sentence

  • Oh, how Maia enjoyed that voyage, when once she became quite certain that the frogs could no longer reach her.

  • It was on this green floating prison that Maia awoke, frightened and puzzled, with the first rays of the sun.

  • Maia liked the clothes, but hated the thought of the blind mole, only she did not know how to escape him.

  • And at this thought Maia hastened back to the house, and brought some grains of corn, and a drop of water in a leaf.

  • Maia, in whose honor this month was named, is the mother of Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods.

British Dictionary definitions for Maia


/ (ˈmaɪə) /

  1. Greek myth the eldest of the seven Pleiades, mother by Zeus of Hermes

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