m

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Translingual[edit]

Letter m.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER M
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+006D
l ← Basic Latin → n
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Etymology 1[edit]

Greek Μ (M, “Mu”), from which Latin upper case and lower case m were derived Modification of capital letter M, from Ancient Greek letter Μ (M, Mu).

Letter[edit]

m lower case (upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Various abbreviations.

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

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m

  1. meter (metre), the unit of length in the International System of Units
  2. milli-
  3. (phonetics) used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent the bilabial nasal (IPA(key): /m/), including Cyrillic м (m, em), the beginning of various kana including (ma), and Korean jamo (m, mieum).
  4. mass
  5. month or months

Etymology 3[edit]

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[edit]

Numeral[edit]

m (lower case roman numeral, upper case M)

  1. (Roman numerals) cardinal number one thousand (1000)
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Other representations of M:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script.
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Number[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The ordinal number thirteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

m

  1. metre
  2. (grammar) masculine
  3. mile
  4. milli
  5. million
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      The final started with £85m worth of striking talent on the bench as Carroll was a Liverpool substitute and Chelsea's Fernando Torres missed out on a starting place against his former club.
  6. minute
    • 1908, Francis Ernest Lloyd, The Physiology of Stomata (Carnegie Institution of Washington), page 83:
      Another instance: 2h28m p. m., 10 micra; 3h08m p. m., 0 micra; irrigated with water: 3h09m p. m., 4 micra.
  7. (knitting) make
    • 2011, Kristi Porter, Knitting Patterns For Dummies (page 232)
      Row 1 (RS): Kfb, knit to marker A, slip marker A, knit to marker B (there are no sts to knit between markers A and B in Row 1), m1, slip marker B, k1, slip marker B, m1, []
Translations[edit]

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Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

m lower case (upper case M)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: l
  • Next letter: n

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

m
  1. in,
  2. (of time) in, for, during
  3. (with verbs of motion) into, out of
  4. (of material) made of
  5. by means of
  6. in the state of, as, is

Usage notes[edit]

This preposition is often used, with the sixth definition here to indicate temporary identity, so for example s m 3hw (the man is a poor man), implies that this a temporary, rather than an eternal state. Egyptian generally has an expansive view of what counts as a temporary identity, compared to English.

Alternative hieroglyphic writings:

im
m

Inflection[edit]

Adverbial form jm
i m

References[edit]

Allen, Middle Egyptian
Faulkner, Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian

  1. ^ 2007, Gábor Takács, Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, ISBN 9789004164123

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called mo and written in the Latin script.

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Etulo[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ḿ

  1. I, first-person singular pronoun
    ḿ wēnîI drink water
    ḿ wēnīI drank water

References[edit]

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (upper case M)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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French[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter III:
      L’aube du jour commençait à poindre quand don Quichotte sortit de l’hôtellerie, si content, si glorieux, si plein de ravissement de se voir armé chevalier, que sa joie en faisait tressaillir jusqu’aux sangles de son cheval.
      The dawn of the day was beginning to break when Don Quixote left the inn, so content, so glorious, so full of ravishment of seeing himself armed a knight, that his joy made him tremble all the way to the girths of his horse.

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of mwen, from French moi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Phonetik.svg This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with the IPA then please add some!

Pronoun[edit]

m

  1. Contraction of mwen.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

m m, f (invariable)

  1. See under M

Latin[edit]

Letter[edit]

m

  1. The letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Abbreviation[edit]

m

  1. Marcus

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

M

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (upper case M)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

m

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

m

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ḿ.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

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

Mandinka[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

m

  1. I, me (personal pronoun)
    a m busa — he/she struck me.

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /emː/, /ɛmː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /m/

Letter[edit]

m

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, called or eme and written in the Latin script.
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 375:
      Confiem em mim. Sei o que estou fazendo...
      Trust me. I know what I'm doing...

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script. Representing the phoneme /m/. Preceded by l and followed by n.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase): M

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (Cyrillic spelling м)

  1. The 18th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet, preceded by lj and followed by n.

Abbreviation[edit]

m (Cyrillic spelling м)

  1. (grammar) masculine gender
  2. meter (unit of length)

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (upper case M)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

m

  1. Used in SMS for me

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Swedish[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

m

  1. w/, with; Abbreviation of med.
  2. Moderate Party; Abbreviation of Moderaterna.

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Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called me and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

m (upper case M)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script.

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ǃKung[edit]

Verb[edit]

m

  1. eat