Before o-sounds ε here and in some other Doric dialects changed to ι: θιός, σιός for θεός “god.”
Beginning with ι we find at once occupation for our largest glass.
The two which lie next to Alkaid, ι and κ, are interesting doubles.
El Nath is in his right foot, and Iota (ι) in his left foot.
These are θ, ι, and κ Bootis, and are usually placed in star-maps near the upraised hand of the Herdsman.
Syrma, ι Virginis; this name used by Ptolemy to designate this star in the train of the Virgin's robe.
Aspidiski (as-pi-dis´ke), or Asmidiske, ι Argus, "in the gunwale."
Secondly, On my specimens of this coin I find the ι in this word distinctly formed, and the Τ in the next word ΑΥΤ as distinct.
In ι we find a double a little difficult for our three-inch.
Indeed η Coronæ is a sort of miniature of ι Bootis, which may itself be considered as a miniature of α Gem.
"very small amount," 1630s, figurative use of iota, ninth and smallest letter in the Greek alphabet. Modern use is after Matt. v:18 (see jot), but iota in classical Greek also was proverbially used of anything very small. The letter name is from Semitic (cf. Hebrew yodh).
The Greek letter iota. Entries beginning with this character are alphabetized under iota.
iota i·o·ta (ī-ō'tə)
Symbol ι The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.