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mem

[mem] /mɛm/
noun
1.
the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of mem
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Hebrew mēm, akin to mayim water

mem.

1.
2.
4.

in mem.

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  • "Bide ye, mem, till ye hear what it is," rejoined the minister.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • He may be your late husband, mem, but he's my cornel yet, and I s' keep my word til him!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • In the invariable "Thank you, mem's" of the Paliser personnel there had been more.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • I want to show you, by ginger, that I've got a mem'ry that's better'n any diary ever wrote.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Ag a mem' non—leader of all the Greek chiefs in the Trojan war.

  • I can hardly walk home to my mem to bear a son in my girlhood bedroom.

    Blind Man's Lantern Allen Kim Lang
  • A general account of this book may be gained from Strype's mem.

  • For the native of India the supreme riddle of creation is the English "mem."

  • In a half-hour Jim, the cook, came up to speak to the “mem.”

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • But I cudna help thinkin' aboot my mother; for I was born in this room, mem.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for mem

mem

/mɛm/
noun
1.
the 13th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (מ or, at the end of a word, ם), transliterated as m
Word Origin
Hebrew, literally: water

in mem.

abbreviation
1.
in memoriam
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