[ mem ]
/ mɛm /
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the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of mem
1895–1900; <Hebrew mēm, akin to mayim water
Other definitions for mem (2 of 2)
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How to use mem in a sentence
One powerful colonist alone refused to obey: Mem de Sa ordered his house to be surrounded and instantly levelled with the ground.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Unchanged, thou shalt live in the mem'ry of years,I cannot—I will not—forget what thou wert!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
Though I'd make a map fr'm mem'ry an' gossip iv anny other man, f'r mesilf I'm still uncharted.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
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?The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
"Mem-sahib coming in," says he hopelessly, and a very disagreeable high-pitched voice makes itself heard behind him.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
British Dictionary definitions for mem
/ (mɛm) /
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
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