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Letter M is the thirteenth letter of the Latin alphabet. It is used to represent one thousand in Roman numerals. The letter "M" is derived from the Phoenician Mem, via the Greek "Mu". Semitic Mem probably originally pictured water. It is known that Semitic people working in Egypt c. 2000 BC borrowed a hieroglyph for "water" that was first used for an alveolar nasal "n", because of the Egyptian word for water, "n-t". This same symbol became used for "m" in Semitic, because the word for water began with that sound.