Maya Ma"ya (m[aum]"y[aum]), n. 1. (Hindu Philos.) The name (in Vedantic philosphy) for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, {idealism}; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Hindu Philos.) the Hindu goddess personifying the power that creates phenomena. --[RHUD] [PJC]

3. (Hindu Philos.) the power to produce illusions. --[RHUD] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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