Origin of maya
noun, plural Ma·yas, (especially collectively) Ma·ya.
Examples from the Web for maya
The day we shot that scene, it was her first day on set and Maya Angelou had died that morning.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ancient Maya believed that the underworld of caves was home to gods that controlled rainfall and harvest bounties.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On death row in Sudan last week, Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a girl, whom she named Maya.Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan|Nina Shea|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have Maya Rudolph, rather than, say, Tina Fey, headlining an attempt to revive the television variety show.How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence|John McWhorter|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Out of deep injury, Maya Angelou had a way of finding universal hope.Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, Teacher, and Great Human Being|Joshua DuBois|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The perception of manifoldness is Maya or illusion, says a modern pro-Hindu writer.New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century|John Morrison
It is evident, therefore, that the authorities are at sea in regard to the signification of the Maya and Tzental names.Day Symbols of the Maya Year|Cyrus Thomas
In figure 47 is seen one of the finest of these eccentrically shaped flints ever found in this part of the Maya area.The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras|Thomas William Francis Gann
Maya blushed and stuck the two dainty fingers of her hand in her mouth.The Adventures of Maya the Bee|Waldemar Bonsels
As the wind faded and died, Dark released Maya and rose exultantly to his feet.Rebels of the Red Planet|Charles Louis Fontenay
Word Origin for maya
1822, from the native name. Related: Mayan (1831).