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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of memorandum, placed before a note of something to be remembered.
  • noun The thirteenth letter () in the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English masculine Its numerical value is XL.
  • noun An abbreviation of member;
  • noun of the Latin memento, remember;
  • noun of memoir.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The thirteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew, of Phoenician origin; see my in Semitic roots.]

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From Phoenician 𐤌𐤌 (mem, "water"), from Proto-Semitic *maʾ- (“*maʾ-/*may-”).

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