tittle

tittle

[tit-l]
noun
1.
a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
2.
a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he didn't care a tittle.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English titel, Old English titul < Medieval Latin titulus mark over letter or word. See title

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tittle (ˈtɪtəl)
 
n
1.  a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
2.  a jot; particle
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin titulus label, from Latin: title]

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tittle
1382, "small stroke or point in writing," representing L. apex in L.L. sense of "accent mark over a vowel," borrowed (perhaps by infl. of Prov. titule "the dot over -i-") from L. titulus "inscription, heading."
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Tittle definition


a point, (Matt. 5:18; Luke 16:17), the minute point or stroke added to some letters of the Hebrew alphabet to distinguish them from others which they resemble; hence, the very least point.

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