- a member of an ancient Indian people who united northern India and established an empire 322–184 b.c.
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He's young, Maurya; when he gets oulder, he'll know betther.My New Curate
Neighbours and a piper who have come to Maurya's house for a dance.
Maurya comes in very slowly, without looking at the girls, and goes over to her stool at the other side of the fire.Riders to the Sea
J. M. Synge
Maurya took no notice of them, and seemed to be taken up with her cooking, her back turned to the intruders.By the Barrow River
Maurya Regaun, I am asking leave of you to throw that ill-mannerly, drunken vagabond out of the house.
- a dynasty (?321–?185 bc) that united most of the Indian subcontinent and presided over a great flowering of Indian civilization
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