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

Historical Examples of mem

  • "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



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

Word Origin for mem

Hebrew, literally: water

in mem.

abbreviation for

in memoriam
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