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As far as I know, the M has always stood for Matto since it only appears on the Italian soprafino style engraved Marseille decks.

However Mark Filipas surmised that each element of a Major image has a Hebrew alphabetic allusion.

For the Fool:

Folly ThHLH, ThPLH
Fool ThVRMVN, ThRDA
Wandering, Waywardness ThYVBA, ThOH
Knapsack, Travelling bag ThRMYL
To carry a knapsack ThRML
Staff, Crutch ThGDA, ThGRA
Feather in a cap ThHLH
Lace (around his shoulders) ThChRYM
Leaves of a fig tree ThANH
Stitch, Seam ThK, ThKYPH, ThPYRH, ThPR
Mark, Sign (on the back of shirt?) ThYV (tav, yud, vav)
Staves of bone formation ThOOMTh
Bare foot ThChThYTh
Heel ThPVCh OQB
Goat ThYSh
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