In the very beginning , letter M was derived from Egyptian hieroglyphs for owl. Later Phoenician derived this as mem based on Egyptian hieroglyphs. This mem looks like two bumped lower case with tail at their end. This Semitic mem pictured originally as water.
The Phoenician people have started to call the letter as mem. In Greek alphabet ,this was called as mu and eventually it was derived from the Phoenician mem. In Greeks alphabet this letter was adopted and has simplified greatly .Later this letter was adopted by the Etruscans as well as Romans. But no further changes have been made to the basic shape. During the third and fourth centuries A.D. the rounded lowercase ‘m’ has started to appear, but this form has started to disappear again in the later centuries.
Phoenician Early Greek Later Greek Roman
In the modern Latin alphabet the letter M is the 13th letter. Approximately around the 1700 B.C this letter was originally used to represent the m consonant. After some 900 B.C. people of Greeks has derived this sign from the Phoenicians and they made the sign to represent the consonant M. Finally this letter was well tuned by the Romans.
Egyptian hieroglyph ”N”
Some forms of M
Pictorial representation of M from medieval ages
The letter m is more compressed and angular in formal Gothic book hands. It is made up of repeating units called minims. It is hook shaped and difficult to find whether it is connected or not. Few examples are given below.
One Specific thing about m
If you take in to account, many words starts with m having a negative connotation. Only very few countable words will have the positive mean. For example the words like Minatory, Malfeasance, Machiavellian exhibit the negative aspect of m.
However the letter m definitely brings one very important thing to all our minds. Yes it is Mac Donald, Mac Donald burgers.
What does M stands for in various fields?
M stands for 1000 in Roman numeral
M is a standard character that denotes the Male.
M depicts month in (mm-dd-yy) format.
M denotes million in the modern slang.
M stands for meter in the SI unit of measure.
In the intercept equation y=mx+b, m stands denotes the slope.
The people who want courageous friend then you can have the person with their name in m. they are bold and optimistic. They are always straight forward and they want people to be around them. These people get energy like anything; they will not get tired easily. They will work for long hours to attain their goals without tired. Family is the great deal to ‘M’ persons.
Some negatives of them are they will get anger very soon and very bad tempered. They are impatient and behave rashly if anything goes wrong. These kind of person seems to be quiet but well talkative people.