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The letter m

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Etymology 1

Greek Μ (M, “Mu”), from which Latin upper case and lower case m were derived

Modification of capital letter M, from Greek letter Μ (M), Mu).

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. Lower case form of M. A lower case letter of the classical Latin alphabet and most variations thereof, including the English alphabet.

Usage notes

The letter m is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent the bilabial nasal (IPA: /m/), including Cyrillic м (m), em), the beginning of various kana including  (ma), and Korean jamo  (m), mieum).

See also

  • Previous letter: l
  • Next letter: n
  • (select forms with diacritics) ɱ ḿ
  • (other scripts) μ (mmu), м (mem)
  • Turned: ɯ

Etymology 2

Various abbreviations

Symbol

m

  1. meter (metre), the unit of length in the International System of Units
  2. milli-

Etymology 3

From upper case roman numeral M (1000), an alteration of , from , an alteration of , an alteration of , from encircling X (the roman numeral for ten) to indicate the hundredth ten.

Alternative forms

Numeral

m (lower case roman numeral, upper case M)

  1. cardinal number one thousand (1000)
Synonyms

See also


English

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The letter em; the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, representing the phoneme /m/.

See also

  • Previous letter: l
  • Next letter: n

Abbreviation

m

  1. metre
  2. (grammar) masculine
  3. mile
  4. milli
  5. million

Translations

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Japanese

m

  1. meter

!Kung

Verb

m

  1. eat

Latin

Abbreviation

m

  1. Marcus

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

m

  1. A transliteration of Chinese characters properly represented as having the tone ḿ or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /me/, /em/

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)[[Category:Template:lang:ro letters|m]]

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /m/. Preceded by l and followed by n.

Swahili

Noun class

m- (pl. differs per definition)

  1. A noun class denoting a child. (pl. wa-)
  2. A noun class denoting a plant. (pl. mi-)

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