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Translingual

Etymology 1

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

Letter

m (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter M):  Ḿḿ  Ṁṁ  Ṃṃ  ᵯ  ᶆ  Ɱɱ  ᴍ  Mm M̄m̄
  • (other scripts) μ (m, mu), м (m, em)
  • Turned: ɯ

Etymology 2

Various abbreviations.

Pronunciation

Symbol

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 (/m/), including Cyrillic м (m, em), the beginning of various kana including (ma), and Korean jamo (m, mieum).
  4. mass
  5. month or months
  6. (music) mezzo, as in mezzo piano and mezzo forte
  7. million (since mid-20th century)
  8. thousand
    1798 Letter from w:William Short (American ambassador) to Thomas Jefferson
    Having made a divorce with politics as I have already mentioned I have only to trouble you on my personal affairs ... —The principle & most pressing is that of the 9. m. dollars—

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

  • M, ,

Numeral

m (lower case roman numeral, upper case M)

  1. (Roman numerals) The cardinal number one thousand (1000).
Synonyms
  • ⅭⅠↃ

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See also

Other representations of M:


English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛm/

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M, plural m's)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the English alphabet, called em and written in the Latin script.
See also
  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Number

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

Adjective

m

  1. (grammar) Abbreviation of masculine.

Noun

m (plural ms)

  1. Abbreviation of meter.
  2. Abbreviation of mile.
  3. Abbreviation of month.
  4. Abbreviation of 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.
  5. Abbreviation of million.
  6. (music) Abbreviation of measure.
  7. (obsolete) thousand
    1798 Letter from w:William Short (American ambassador) to Thomas Jefferson
    Having made a divorce with politics as I have already mentioned I have only to trouble you on my personal affairs ... —The principle & most pressing is that of the 9. m. dollars—

Verb

m

  1. (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

See also

  • M

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m lower case (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛm
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛm/

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

See also

  • Previous letter: l
  • Next letter: n

See also

  • 'm

Egyptian

Etymology 1

Often suggested to be cognate to Hebrew בְּ־‏(bə-), Arabic بِـ(bi-); however, more recent scholarship disputes this on phonological grounds, as Egyptian m is not held to regularly correspond with Semitic *b by either the traditional school of Egyptian comparison or the neuere Komparatistik school.

Pronunciation

  • (reconstructed Old Egyptian) IPA(key): /ma/
  • (modern Egyptological) IPA(key): /ɛm/
    • Conventional anglicization: em

Preposition

  1. in
  2. (of time) in, for, during
  3. (with certain verbs of motion) into
  4. (with most verbs of motion) from within, out of, from
  5. (of material) made of, consisting of
  6. (of contents, e.g. of a group) consisting of, comprising
  7. by means of
  8. in a state of
  9. in the capacity of, in the role of, as, being
  10. (with following infinitive) forms the periphrastic imperfective of a verb
Usage notes

This preposition is often used with the second last definition here to indicate temporary identity, so, for example, z m ꜣhw (“the man is a poor man”) implies that this a temporary, rather than an eternal or generally true, state. Egyptian generally has an expansive view of what counts as a temporary identity compared to English.

Inflection
Alternative forms

When the object of the preposition is an attached suffix pronoun, the adverbial form jm is used instead.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Possibly originally a verb form, an imperative meaning ‘see’.

Particle

 proclitic

  1. (with a suffix pronoun) behold, lo, look
  2. (without a suffix pronoun) whether, although
Usage notes

This particle must introduce a sentence. In Middle Egyptian, it is usually followed by an attached second-person suffix pronoun, such as .k, .ṯ, .ṯnj, or .ṯn, indicating the person being addressed; after this comes the subject, in the form of a nominal subject, a demonstrative pronoun, or a dependent pronoun. In Old Egyptian, a dependent pronoun could be used instead of a suffix pronoun, reflecting the word’s origins as an imperative.

Alternative forms

References

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, 115, 179–180, 194–195 page 86, 115, 179–180, 194–195.
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN
  • Hoch, James (1997) Middle Egyptian Grammar, Mississauga: Benben Publications, →ISBN, page 15

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Etulo

Pronoun

ḿ

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

References

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

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstavur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, Y y, Ý ý, Æ æ, Ø ø

Finnish

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äm or em and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

French

Pronunciation

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛm/

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) karfeeje; ', A a, B b, Mb mb, Ɓ ɓ, C c, D d, Nd nd, Ɗ ɗ, E e, F f, G g, Ng ng, Ɠ ɠ, H h, I i, J j, Nj nj, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, Ñ ñ, Ɲ ɲ, O o, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Ƴ ƴ

Gothic

Romanization

m

  1. Romanization of 𐌼

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of mwen, from French moi.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

m

  1. Contraction of mwen.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmeːtɛr]

Noun

m (plural m-ek)

  1. Abbreviation of méter.

Declension


Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /m/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /me/

Letter

m (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Italian

Noun

m m or f (invariable)

  1. See under M

Latin

Letter

m

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

Abbreviation

m

  1. Marcus

Latvian

Etymology

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

  • IPA(key): [m]

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

See also

  • Letters of the Latvian alphabet:
    burti: Aa, Āā, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ee, Ēē, Ff, Gg, Ģģ, Hh, Ii, Īī, Jj, Kk, Ķķ, Ll, Ļļ, Mm, Nn, Ņņ, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Šš, Tt, Uu, Ūū, Vv, Zz, Žž

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kēratēḑ; A a, Ā ā, Ä ä, Ǟ ǟ, B b, D d, Ḑ ḑ, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, Ō ō, Ȯ ȯ, Ȱ ȱ, Õ õ, Ȭ ȭ, P p, R r, Ŗ ŗ, S s, Š š, T t, Ț ț, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Malay

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Mandarin

Romanization

m

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

Usage notes

  • 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

Pronoun

m

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

See also


Norwegian

Pronunciation

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

Letter

m

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

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Letter

m (upper case M, lower case b)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /me/, /em/

Letter

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

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): M

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m (Cyrillic spelling м)

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

Abbreviation

m (Cyrillic spelling м)

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

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bukva; A a,  â, B b, C c, Č č, Ʒ ʒ, Ǯ ǯ, D d, Đ đ, E e, F f, G g, Ǧ ǧ, Ǥ ǥ, H h, I i, J j, K k, Ǩ ǩ, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, O o, Õ õ, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, V v, Z z, Ž ž, Å å, Ä ä, ʹ

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /m/
  • (letter) IPA(key): /ˈeme/

Abbreviation

m

  1. Used in SMS for me

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

Swahili

Prefix

m

  1. Marks a verb's object as 3rd person singular.
    ninamogopa
    I fearher

Swedish

Abbreviation

m

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

See also

  • m.a.o.
  • m.fl.
  • m.m.
  • mvh

Turkish

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /m/

Letter

m (upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harp; A a, B b, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ä ä, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, Ž ž, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ň ň, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, W w, Y y, Ý ý, Z z

Xhosa

Pronoun

-m

  1. Combining stem of mna used with possessive concords.
  2. Combining stem of mna.

Zulu

Letter

m (lower case, upper case M)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

ǃKung

Verb

m

  1. eat

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