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mem

1

[ mem ]

noun

  1. the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.


mem.

2

abbreviation for

  1. member.
  2. memoir.
  3. memorandum.
  4. memorial.

mem

/ mɛm /

noun

  1. the 13th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (מ or, at the end of a word, ם), transliterated as m


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mem1

1895–1900; < Hebrew mēm, akin to mayim water
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Word History and Origins

Origin of mem1

Hebrew, literally: water
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Example Sentences

One powerful colonist alone refused to obey: Mem de Sa ordered his house to be surrounded and instantly levelled with the ground.

Unchanged, thou shalt live in the mem'ry of years,I cannot—I will not—forget what thou wert!

Though I'd make a map fr'm mem'ry an' gossip iv anny other man, f'r mesilf I'm still uncharted.

Some newly captive lion or tiger was killing itself from mere passion, and wouldn't the Mem-sahib come at once and talk to it?

"Mem-sahib coming in," says he hopelessly, and a very disagreeable high-pitched voice makes itself heard behind him.

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