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Mimation refers to the suffixed -m  (the letter mem in many Semitic abjads) which occurs in some Semitic languages.

This occurs in Akkadian on singular nouns.[1] It was also present in the Proto-Semitic language.

It is retained in the plural and the few remaining dual forms in Modern Hebrew. It corresponds to the letter nun (-n) in Classical Arabic and is retained in the singular (nunation), dual, and plural.

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  1. ^ Akkadian grammar: morphology Archived 2009-07-05 at the Wayback Machine, [1] Akkadian grammar: Noun declension