jots

jot

[jot]
verb (used with object), jotted, jotting.
1.
to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down ): Jot down his license number.
noun
2.
the least part of something; a little bit: I don't care a jot.
Idioms
3.
not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at all: The world situation matters not a jot or tittle to him.

Origin:
1520–30; earlier iot, iote < Latin iōta < Greek iôta iota

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jot (dʒɒt)
 
vb (usually foll by down) , jots, jotting, jotted
1.  to write a brief note of
 
n
2.  (used with a negative) a little bit (in phrases such as not to care (orgive) a jot)
 
[C16: from Latin jota, from Greek iōta, of Semitic origin; see iota]

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jot
1526, borrowing of L. jota, variant spelling of Gk. iota "the letter -i-, the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything. The verb "to make a short note of" is attested from 1721.
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Jot definition


or Iota, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, used metaphorically or proverbially for the smallest thing (Matt. 5:18); or it may be = yod, which is the smallest of the Hebrew letters.

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