Origin of maya
noun, plural Ma·yas, (especially collectively) Ma·ya.
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Contemporary Examples of 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
December 15, 2014
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
August 14, 2014
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
June 4, 2014
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
May 30, 2014
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
May 28, 2014
Historical Examples of maya
The answer to this in Hindu thought is that the world is due to Maya, illusion.History of Religion
"I've got to pass the course, Mr. Forrester," Maya whispered.
Then there had been (the sigh changed in character) Maya Wilson.
Maya never could make out whether he spoke in fun or in earnest.
The moment Maya awoke, glad sounds greeted her from all round.
Word Origin for maya
1822, from the native name. Related: Mayan (1831).