Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word maya in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word maya:

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[noun]  sparrow

Root: maya
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
The "maya" used to be the national bird of the Philippines until about a couple of decades ago. It was then replaced by the Philippine eagle, which used to be known as the "monkey-eating eagle".

"May dalawang mayang dumapo sa sanga ng puno ng mangga" = There were two sparrows that alighted on the branch of the mango tree

When the word is repeated, they take different meanings:

"máya-maya" = snapper (fish)

"mayámayá = in a little while/a little while later

"Nagpiprito si Mary ng máya-maya at mayámayá ay kakain na sila ng tanghalian" = Mary is frying a snapper and in a little while they will be eating lunch.

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Natutong maigi ang mga pari ng Maya tungkol sa astronimya.
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Maya priests learned much about astronomy.

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