mem

noun
\ˈmem \

Definition of mem 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see Alphabet Table

Definition of mem (Entry 2 of 2)

1 member

2 memoir

3 memorial

First Known Use of mem

Noun

circa 1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mem

Noun

Hebrew mēm, literally, water

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