See also: maia and maiʻa

TranslingualEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maia f

  1. Alternative form of Maja, a genus of sea spiders.

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪ.ə/, /ˈmaɪ.ə/

Proper nounEdit

Maia

  1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.
  2. (Roman mythology) The goddess of growth after whom the month May (Latin maius) was named.
  3. A female given name from Latin of recent usage.
  4. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Taurus. It is the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.
  5. (astronomy) 66 Maja, a main belt asteroid.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

Maia

  1. A language spoken in the Madang province of Papua New Guinea.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maia

  1. A female given name, a traditional vernacular form of Maria / Maarja.
  2. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) Maia.

Related termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maia f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Maia: Maiuson
  • daughter of Maia: Maiudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Maia
Accusative Maiu
Dative Maiu
Genitive Maiu

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa).

Proper nounEdit

Maia f sg (genitive Maiae); first declension

  1. Maia, specifically:
    1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.
    2. (Roman mythology) The goddess of growth after whom the month May (Latin māius) was named.
    3. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Taurus. It is the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Maia
Genitive Maiae
Dative Maiae
Accusative Maiam
Ablative Maiā
Vocative Maia
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

Maia

  1. nominative feminine singular of Maius
  2. nominative neuter plural of Maius
  3. accusative neuter plural of Maius
  4. vocative feminine singular of Maius
  5. nominative neuter plural of Maius

AdjectiveEdit

Maiā

  1. ablative feminine singular of Maius

ReferencesEdit

  • Maia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Maia in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Proper nounEdit

Maia

  1. A village and municipality of Porto district, Portugal.

Proper nounEdit

Maia m or f

  1. A surname​.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa, Maia).

Proper nounEdit

Maia f

  1. (Greek mythology) Maia (daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes)