Em (Cyrillic)

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The Cyrillic script
Cyrillic letter Em
Cyrillic letter Em - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Numeric value: 40
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д Ђ
Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є Ж З
Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й Ј
К Л Љ М Н Њ О
П Р С Т Ћ Ќ У
Ў Ф Х Ц Ч Џ Ш
Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ Ӓ Ә Ӛ Ӕ Ғ Ҕ
Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ Ӗ Ӂ
Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ
Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ
Ҟ Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ӈ Ҥ
Ԣ Ԋ Ӧ Ө Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ
Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ Ҭ Ԏ
Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ Ү Ұ Ҳ Ӽ
Ӿ Һ Ԧ Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ Ӌ
Ҹ Ҽ Ҿ Ӹ Ҍ Ӭ
Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ ОУ Ѡ Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

Em (М м; italics: М м) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.[1]

Em commonly represents the bilabial nasal consonant /m/, like the pronunciation of m in "him".

It is derived from the Greek letter Mu (Μ μ).[2]

Usage[edit]

As used in the alphabets of various languages, Em represents the following sounds:

The pronunciations shown in the table are the primary ones for each language; for details consult the articles on the languages.

Language Position in
alphabet
Pronunciation
Belarusian 14th /m/, /mʲ/
Bulgarian 13th /m/, /mʲ/
Macedonian 16th /m/
Russian 14th /m/, /mʲ/
Serbo-Croatian 15th /m/
Ukrainian 17th /m/

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character М м
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EM CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EM
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1052 U+041C 1084 U+043C
UTF-8 208 156 D0 9C 208 188 D0 BC
Numeric character reference М М м м
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 237 ED 205 CD
Code page 855 211 D3 210 D2
Code page 866 140 8C 172 AC
Windows-1251 204 CC 236 EC
ISO-8859-5 188 BC 220 DC
Macintosh Cyrillic 140 8C 236 EC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nakanishi, Akira (1990), Writing Systems of the World, Tuttle Publishing, p. 20, ISBN 0804816549. 
  2. ^ Quiles, Carlos (2006), Europaio: A Brief Grammar of the European Language, Indo-European Association, p. 55, ISBN 8468977276. 

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of М at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of м at Wiktionary