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See also: ם‎, מ־‎, ־ם‎, מ׳, and Appendix:Variations of "m"
Hebrew letter mem freefonts.svg
מ U+05DE, מ
HEBREW LETTER MEM
ם
[U+05DD]
Hebrew ן
[U+05DF]

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מ (m)

  1. Mem: the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, after ל‎ and before נ‎.
  2. The numeral 5 in Hebrew numbering.

Usage notesEdit

  • The letter מ‎ denotes the phoneme /m/ (like the sound of <m> in the English word mess).
  • The letter מ‎ has a distinct special form used at the ends of words, namely ם‎. This form is called mem sofit or (in English) final mem.
  • For information about מ as a preposition meaning roughly “from”, see מ־‎.
  • For information about מ as a sort of prefix in the present tense and present participle of pi'él, pu'ál, hif'íl, huf'ál, and hitpa'él verbs, see Appendix:Hebrew verbs.
  • For information about ם as a suffix meaning roughly “them”, which is one form of the third-person masculine plural personal pronoun, see ־ם‎.

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