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mu \mu\ n. (m[=u]) The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet ([mu], [MU]).


Etymology 1 n. 1 The 12th letter of the Modern Greek alphabet. 2 (context uncountable English) The name of a mythical floating island. Etymology 2

interj. (context Zen Buddhism English) Neither yes nor no. Etymology 3

n. A unit of surface area, currently equivalent to 666 and 2/3 meters squared.


n. the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet


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Mu (letter)

Mu (uppercase Μ, lowercase μ; Ancient Greek , Modern Greek μι or μυ ) is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 40. Mu was derived from the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for water (????), which had been simplified by the Phoenicians and named after their word for water, to become(mem). Letters that arose from mu include the Roman M and the Cyrillic М.

Mu (lost continent)

Mu is the name of a suggested lost continent whose concept and name were proposed by 19th-century traveler and writer Augustus Le Plongeon, who claimed that several ancient civilizations, such as those of Egypt and Mesoamerica, were created by refugees from Mu—which he located in the Atlantic Ocean. This concept was popularized and expanded by James Churchward, who asserted that Mu was once located in the Pacific.

The existence of Mu was already being disputed in Le Plongeon's time. Today scientists dismiss the concept of Mu (and of other alleged lost continents such as Lemuria) as physically impossible, arguing that a continent can neither sink nor be destroyed in the short period of time required by this premise. Mu's existence is now considered to have no factual basis.

Mu (negative)

The Japanese and Korean term mu or Chinese meaning "not have; without" is a key word in Buddhism, especially Zen traditions.

Mu (rocket family)

The Mu, also known as M, was a series of Japanese solid-fuelled carrier rockets, which were launched from Uchinoura between 1966 and 2006. Originally developed by Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Mu rockets were later operated by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency following its merger with ISAS.

Mu (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is written with three strokes, while the katakana is written with two. Both represent .

In the Ainu language, ム can be written as small ㇺ, which represents a final m sound. This, along with other extended katakana, was developed by Japanese linguists to represent Ainu sounds that do not exist in standard Japanese katakana.





Normal m-
(ま行 ma-gyō)



むう, むぅ

ムウ, ムゥ

Other additional forms

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MU (musician)

MU is the British, Sheffield, England–based electropunk musician, Mutsumi Kanamori. She has released three albums: Afro Finger and Gel; Out of Breach (Manchester's Revenge), which featured the minor hit "Paris Hilton"; and Mu. Her debut album received critical acclaim from Pitchfork Media. It was given the "Best New Award" when first released. In 2010, Mutsumi announced that she would go by Mutsumi rather than "Mu" and that her first album in five years was in the works. Her third, self-titled album was released digitally on October 31, 2010 with a CD release following in 2011.

Mu (shaman)

Mu is an ancient Korean word defining a shaman- priest intermediary between the first god, gods of nature, and men, in the Korean traditional religion. They perform rituals called gut. In modern Korea different terms are used for this ministry, the most notable being mudang (mostly for females), baksu (only for males), tangol, tangur.

Usage examples of "mu".

Odpovedel jsem mu: I kdyby mi to tvrdil cely svet, ja, maje rozum, jaky nynf mam, nemohl bych to pfi-pustiti bez odporu svedomf.

He steps lightly along the deadfall on the forest floor and comes to stand beside the mu.

Modesty to take a look at the dig in Mus when she gets back from Panama.

I shall want him to put us down somewhere about ten miles from Mus, then continue the trip and forget us.

It was simply a rough hole, and looked as if it had been made when the city of Mus was first cut out of the valley sides.

Withholding those pages from the translation of the Mus scrolls was very foolish.

It had aMused Delicata to reveal the immensity of what lay hidden in Mus, because the very size of it implied that no witnesses would be left to talk of what they knew.

Therefore I, Domitian Mus, a Tribune of Rome, Son of Fabius, Praetor of the Province of Numidia, did with my bodyguard of hastati travel in the Unknown Lands beyond Africa Nova and came well to learn of the Princes of the South who rule the Aourigha peoples that do dwell in those parts.

Domitian Mus had come upon a tribe of the Berber people occupying the valley which would later bear his name.

And soon, with typical Roman expertize and thoroughness, Domitian Mus was running a tiny empire of his own.

And these, seized by the Greeks, lost to the Roman conquerors, carried in the private treasury of a general, and lost or stolen in some battle fought against Carthage before the young Mus was born, had come to rest at last under the stones of the city he had built.

But Domitian Mus had died without entering in his journal the secret he had guarded so well - the exact location of his hoarded wealth.

He had made it from a length of thala wood left by the Arabs who had first come to Mus after the discovery of the scrolls, and who had dug away the mass of sand blocking the valley entrance.

Decius Mus, who had gained great renown in the recent war against the Samnites.

Escaping from Mus and crossing the desert with a bunch of fearful, mindless creatures, two of them elderly .