ム is katakana 'mu' and means 'private'

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Strokes : 2    Usefulness: 0    Study set: 0-2    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 169 words   Used in 3469 words   Used in 5030 names   Not used as a component
Katakana 'mu' was derived from (pupil), which means pupil (of the eye).
The meaning 'private' ascribed to this character when used as a component comes from its usage in (I).
Note that the kanji (private) is visually identical, but is not the hiragana character.
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, ム is used 24 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, ム is used 4786 times, read 1 way.
ム (read as ム) : 4786 words FIND ALL
game  (see also: コンピュータゲーム)
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An additional one less common word includes ム but the reading has not yet been categorized.

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katakana 'mu'; private
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