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 (mā′ə, mī′ə)
1. Greek Mythology A goddess, the eldest of the Pleiades.
2. The brightest star in the Pleiades.

[Latin Māia, from Greek Maia, from maia, good mother, nurse; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the eldest of the seven Pleiades, mother by Zeus of Hermes
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Noun1.Maia - type genus of the MajidaeMaia - type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Majidae, Majidae - spider crabs
European spider crab, Maja squinado, king crab - a large spider crab of Europe
References in classic literature ?
He made seven portions; one of these he set apart for Mercury the son of Maia and the nymphs, praying to them as he did so; the others he dealt out to the men man by man.
And as that abstract condition of Maia, to the kind and quantity of concrete literary production we hold to have been originally possible for him; so was the religion he actually attained, to what might have been the development of his profoundly religious spirit, had he been able to see that the old-fashioned Christianity is itself but the proper historic development of the true "essence" of the New Testament.
whose stars are these: -- `Lovely Teygata, and dark-faced Electra, and Alcyone, and bright Asterope, and Celaeno, and Maia, and Merope, whom glorious Atlas begot.
Twist Your Frown Upside Down" Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Garrett Clayton and Grace Phipps
Maia said: "I am moving house to London, which is definitely a different country.
Sanjay Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, MAIA Intelligence, said, "We are delighted to enter this partnership with Optima having varied experience in providing robust, cutting-edge technology solutions specially in database.
Kirsty said of her 6ft 5in husband: "Mike was an irreplaceable big lump who made me feel like the most loved woman in the world," Meanwhile, Maia had been due to marry boyfriend Alex Pithie in less than three months.
Maia McDermott was a student at UMass Amherst, enrolled in the Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration program, according to Edward Blaguszewski, the executive director of news and media relations for the college.
Maia, who is currently deputy chief executive of HSBC's business in Brazil, will take up the top job in Australia from July 1, HSBC said.
Although her father coaches a rival school, Maia Paris does not feel it's weird when she competes against her father.
Michelle, 34, said that following the couple's bitter split last year, he would often ring her up out of the blue demanding to take Maia out at a moment's notice.
After a thorough market analysis, we chose MAIA SCIENTIFIC as our partner in developing the cell reader for the Cello platform.