iotas'

iota

[ahy-oh-tuh]
noun
1.
a very small quantity; jot; whit.
2.
the ninth letter of the greek alphabet (I, ι).
3.
the vowel sound represented by this letter.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin iōta < Greek iôta < Semitic; compare Hebrew yōdh yod


1. bit, particle, atom, grain, mite.
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iota (aɪˈəʊtə)
 
n
1.  the ninth letter in the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι), a vowel or semivowel, transliterated as i or j
2.  (usually used with a negative) a very small amount; jot (esp in the phrase not oneoran iota)
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see jot]

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iota
1636, figurative use of iota, ninth and smallest letter in the Gk. alphabet, after Matt. v:18 (see jot). The letter name is from Heb. yodh.
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iota i·o·ta (ī-ō'tə)
n.

Symbol ι The ninth letter of the greek alphabet.

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