ム means 'katakana 'mu'; private'

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Strokes : 2    Usefulness: 0    Challenge set: 2    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 171 words   Used in 3200 words   Used in 5030 names   Not used as a component
   katakana 'mu'
Katakana 'mu' was derived from , which means pupil (of the eye).
The meaning 'private' ascribed to this character when used as a component comes from its usage in .
Note that the kanji is visually identical, but is not the hiragana character.
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thick illustrated publication on a single topic printed to look like a magazine  (from "magazine" and "book"; originally from 'mook')
Muslim; Moslem
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1. feeling sick; feeling queasy; feeling nauseated  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
2. being angry; being offended; being disgusted  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
plump; chubby; voluptuous  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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katakana 'mu'   
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