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MEM (also spelled MEEM or MIM) is the thirteenth letter of the Semitic abjads , including Phoenician Mēm , Hebrew Mēm מ, Aramaic Mem , Syriac Mīm ܡܡ, and Arabic
Arabic
Mīm م. Its value is .

The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Mu (Μ), Etruscan , Latin M , and Cyrillic М .

CONTENTS

* 1 Origins * 2 Arabic
Arabic
mīm

* 3 Hebrew Mem

* 3.1 Hebrew pronunciation * 3.2 Variations on written form/pronunciation * 3.3 Significance * 3.4 Mem and Tarot

* 4 Character encodings * 5 See also * 6 External links

ORIGINS

Mem is believed to derive from the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for water ,

which had been simplified by the Phoenicians and named after their word for “water”, mem ( ), ultimately coming from Proto-Semitic *maʾ-/*may-.

ARABIC MīM

The letter is named mīm, and is written in several ways depending on its position in the word:

POSITION IN WORD: ISOLATED FINAL MEDIAL INITIAL

GLYPH FORM: م‎ ـم‎ ـمـ‎ مـ‎

Some examples on its uses in Modern Standard Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic
:

Mīm is used in the creation of ism words (i.e. nouns and adjectives ; they are treated fundamentally the same in Arabic grammar ). Specifically