Maya

Definitions

  • Royal edit. Maya
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Maya a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
    • n Maya a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Yucatan, as in the peninsula, is from Maya "u" + "u" + "uthaan" meaning "listen how they speak," and is what the Maya said when they first heard the Spaniards.
    • Maya (Hindu Philos) the Hindu goddess personifying the power that creates phenomena.
    • Maya the Indian people occupying the area of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan, together with a part of Guatemala and a part of Salvador. The Maya peoples are dark, short, and brachycephalic, and at the time of the discovery had attained a higher grade of culture than any other American people. They cultivated a variety of crops, were expert in the manufacture and dyeing of cotton fabrics, used cacao as a medium of exchange, and were workers of gold, silver, and copper. Their architecture comprised elaborately carved temples and palaces, and they possessed a superior calendar, and a developed system of hieroglyphic writing, with records said to go back to about 700 a. d.
    • Maya the language of the Mayas.
    • Maya (Hindu Philos) The name (in Vedantic philosphy) for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
    • Maya (Hindu Philos) the power to produce illusions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maya In Hindu mythology: Illusion or deceptive appearance.
    • n maya [capitalized] Such appearance personified as a female who acts a part in the production of the universe, and is considered to have only an illusory existence.
    • maya Of or pertaining to the Mayas, an aboriginal tribe of Yucatan, distinguished for their civilization and as the possessors of an alphabet and a literature when America was discovered: as, the Maya alphabet; the Maya records.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Maya mä′ya an illusive appearance, esp. of a celestial maiden personifying the active will of the creator of the universe.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind.

Usage

In literature:

His wife is not the only queen known by the name of Maya, Mayadevi, or Mayavati.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
For you are my friend and Maya is my friend.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
He alone has rent the veil of Maya and pierced the last illusion.
"The Arena" by Various
This was the civil war which destroyed Mayapan, and broke up the Maya kingdom of Yucatan.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
An earlier revolt of the Mayas in Yucatan occurred in 1585.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
In some points the Mayas were superior.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
SCHELLHAS, P. Representations of Deities of the Maya Mss.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The Maya Indians are shorter and stouter, and have a more delicate exterior than the North American Savages.
"The Mayas, the Sources of Their History / Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan, His Account of Discoveries" by Stephen Salisbury, Jr.
I will not describe here the majestic monuments raised by the Mayas.
"Vestiges of the Mayas" by Augustus Le Plongeon
At one time I thought it related to the Maya (23); but this is probably an error.
"A Record of Study in Aboriginal American Languages" by Daniel G. Brinton
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In poetry:

on one floor mat with small empty pot
Father lifts up his hands at their lot
Tears come to their mother's eye
Pain makes mother Maya cry
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
How many souls walk through Maya in pain
How many babes in illusory pain?
How many families hollow eyed lost?
How many grandmothers turning to ghost?
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus scored 23 points apiece to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 88-77 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 22 points, Maya Moore had 20 and Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Seattle Storm 86-73 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win.
Maya Beiser in 'Elsewhere' at BAM .
Elsewhere The cellist Maya Beiser as seen through a plastic screen for this multimedia work created by her and Robert Woodruff at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore leaving mark on Chinese basketball .
Maya Moore leaving mark on Chinese basketball .
Ditch the beach to learn more about the Maya.
The Becks took a wedding trip to Riviera Maya in Mexico.
Poet, author and playwright Dr Maya Angelou.
VANCOUVER — 3Dconnexion's ( www.3dconnexion.com ) intelligent 3D navigation technology is now available in Autodesk Maya.
The new Maya Museum in Cancun , Mexico, is expected to draw a million visitors annually.
12.14.12 Pamela Means Mocha Maya's Coffee House Folk and jazz singer/songwriter.
There's a new collaborative album of music by Michael Harrison for cellist Maya Beiser, called "Time Loops," and for this New Sounds, the innovative cellist joins us in the studio to present selections from the record.
"Michael's music is perfect for our times," states Maya Beiser.
Maya,' the real-life CIA agent from 'Zero Dark Thirty.
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In science:

It is well known that partitions are realized as states of 2d free fermions by using the Maya 2 and ψ ∗ (z) = Pk∈Z+ 1 diagrams.
Five-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories and Random Plane Partitions
The Maya diagram Sλ(r) is considered as the subset of Sµ by (3.5).
Five-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories and Random Plane Partitions
We consider in the neutral r=1 pr = 0. (λ(r) , pr ) determine a partition µ (cid:0){λ(r)}; {pr }(cid:1) in this sector. sector, that is, n = PN The corresponding Maya diagram Sµ({λ(r) }; {pr }) can be read from (3.5) as N[r=1 nN (xir (λ(r)) + epr ) ; ir ≥ 1o.
Five-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories and Random Plane Partitions
The Pl ¨ucker relations are also exactly relational to the Maya diagrams and Young diagrams .
A direct and simple proof of Jacobi identities for determinants
This charge is equal to the index of the projection operator pr+ : W → H+ . A state in the Fock space F has also a simple representation in terms of the so-called Maya diagram (see Fig. 5.5).
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
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