- the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of mem
1895–1900; < Hebrew mēm, akin to mayim water
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Examples from the Web for mem
"Bide ye, mem, till ye hear what it is," rejoined the minister.Salted With Fire
He may be your late husband, mem, but he's my cornel yet, and I s' keep my word til him!Heather and Snow
In the invariable "Thank you, mem's" of the Paliser personnel there had been more.The Paliser case
I want to show you, by ginger, that I've got a mem'ry that's better'n any diary ever wrote.Shorty McCabe
Ag a mem' non—leader of all the Greek chiefs in the Trojan war.
- the 13th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (מ or, at the end of a word, ם), transliterated as m
Hebrew, literally: water
- in memoriam
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