Definition of "maya" [ma•ya]

  • Hinduism The power of a god or demon to transform a concept into an element of the sensible world. (noun)
  • Hinduism The transitory, manifold appearance of the sensible world, which obscures the undifferentiated spiritual reality from which it originates; the illusory appearance of the sensible world. (noun)

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Use "maya" in a sentence
  • "April 30th, 2008 3: 33 pm ET maya is a great woman, who is very intelligient. the fact that she supports hillary is courageous. maya's opinion is very important. this woman is an icon!"
  • "The word maya repeated in verses 14 to 18 is explained by Nilakantha as having the sense of mattah."
  • ": -) Maya padruga or padruga maya is correct when referring to "my female friend" in third person, but when you address one, regardless of that actual person's gender, oddly enough it remains masculine "moi droog" or drug moi."