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tittle

[tit-l] /ˈtɪt 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
900
before 900; Middle English titel, Old English titul < Medieval Latin titulus mark over letter or word. See title
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British Dictionary definitions for tittles

tittle

/ˈtɪtəl/
noun
1.
a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
2.
a jot; particle
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin titulus label, from Latin: title
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Word Origin and History for tittles

tittle

n.

late 14c., "small stroke or point in writing," representing Latin apex in Late Latin sense of "accent mark over a vowel," borrowed (perhaps by influence of Provençal titule "the dot over -i-") from Latin titulus "inscription, heading" (see title (n.)).

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tittles in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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