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m'

m'

See also: Appendix:Variations of "m"

English

Pronoun

m'

  1. (archaic) Clitic form of my.

Derived terms


Catalan

Pronoun

m'

  1. Contraction of em.

Declension


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /m/

Pronoun

m'

  1. prevocalic form of me
    Je m'appelle Marcel. — I'm called Marcel.
  2. (in certain contexts) prevocalic form of moi
    Donne-m'en deux. — Give me two.
Related terms

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of mwen, from French moi.

Pronoun

m'

  1. Alternative spelling of m; Contraction of mwen.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mˠ/ (before a word starting with a, o, u, fha, fho, or fhu)
  • IPA(key): /mʲ/ (before a word starting with e, i, fhe, or fhi)

Determiner

m' (triggers lenition of a following noun)

  1. apocopic form of mo

See also


Italian

Pronoun

m'

  1. Contraction of mi ('to me') before a vowel

Middle French

Pronoun

m' (apocopate)

  1. (before vowel sound) apocopic form of me

Usage notes

  • The apostrophe may be omitted in older manuscripts
    il menvoia ― he sent me

Old French

Pronoun

m'

  1. prevocalic form of me (me, myself)
  2. prevocalic form of mon, ma (my, mine)
    • 13th century, Herman de Valenciennes, Assomption Nostre Dame, page 7, column 2, lines 16-17:
      ceo sacez m'amie tuit cil que te requerunt
      a tun commandement merci auvrunt
      this you know, my friend, that all those who are looking for you
      upon your command will have mercy

Scottish Gaelic

Pronoun

m'

  1. my

Usage notes

  • Used before words beginning with a vowel or f followed by a vowel.

Related terms

  • mo (used before words beginning with a consonant)