maya n (Hinduism) illusion, esp. the material world of the senses regarded as illusory (C19: from Sanskrit)
n the Hindu goddess of illusion, the personification of the idea that the material world is illusory
1 pl , -ya, -yas (Also called)
Mayan a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan, Belize, and N Guatemala, having an ancient culture once characterized by outstanding achievements in architecture, astronomy, chronology, painting, and pottery
2 the language of this people
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