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(Sanskrit माया) Originally, "wisdom, art, supernatural power." Later, the term became interpreted as "illusion, deception, appearance." Maya is also used as a name of the Divine Mother.

from Sanskrit ma: (1) not; (2) mother; (3) measure 

1. Literally, “not that” or “Mother, That.” Enchantment, illusion, appearance. 

2. A name of Lakshmi (Mahamaya), the Divine Mother; also the name of the mother of Buddha Shakyamuni

3. A name of a demon goddess (Maya-asura)