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mem

[mem]
noun
  1. the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of mem

1895–1900; < Hebrew mēm, akin to mayim water

mem.

in mem.

  1. in memoriam
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Examples from the Web for mem

Historical Examples

  • "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.


British Dictionary definitions for mem

mem

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 Origin

Hebrew, literally: water

in mem.

abbreviation for
  1. in memoriam
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