American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
- n. A very small amount; a bit: not an iota of truth to that tale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of the Greek letter I,
ι, corresponding to the Latin and English I, i. In the latter form ι, and the Hebrew form the letter was the smallest of the alphabet. When following a long vowel (as part of a diphthong), in Greek as now written, it is placed under the vowel to which it is attached, being then called iota subscript, as in ῳ, ᾳ.
- n. A very small quantity; a tittle; a jot.
- n. The ninth, and smallest, letter of the Greek alphabet.
- n. A jot; a very small, inconsiderable quantity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (ι) corresponding with the English i.
- n. A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle.
- n. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
- n. the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
- From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iōta). (Wiktionary)
- Latin iōta, from Greek, of Phoenician origin; see yd in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She is a fresh face on the scene, but the ideas she espouses are certainly not fresh; they deviate not an iota from the Karl Rove memo-of-the-day repeated endlessly by the clones at Fox.”
“Now I know you will likely chose the former wwallace, because you, like most right wingers, act on emotions, balling and crying over how brave you all are, and ignore logic and scientific reason, but it does not diminish one iota from the rest of the worlds capability to discern.”
“The long centuries that have since rolled by have not subtracted one iota from the wisdom of that advice.”
“If one iota is wanting in the balance of any of these three factors, let her cast her love aside as a spurious article – she will love again; but if the investigation is satisfactory, let her hold it fast, and let nothing take it from her.”
“Genius, devotion, and courage; the adornments of his mind, and the energies of his soul, all exerted to their uttermost stretch, could not roll back one hair's breadth the wheel of time's chariot; that which had been was written with the adamantine pen of reality, on the everlasting volume of the past; nor could agony and tears suffice to wash out one iota from the act fulfilled.”
“She resolved that nothing, come what would, should tempt her to swerve one iota from the straight line of truth; she resolved to be more careful of her private hour; she thought she had scarcely had her full hour a day lately; she resolved to make the Bible her only and her constant rule of life in every thing; – and she prayed, such prayers as a heart thoroughly in earnest can pray, for the seal to these resolutions.”
“Of course, the closest cognate to any of these rephrasings is the well-known term used to designate (also pejoratively) 'the Sicarii' -- the 'iota' and the 'sigma' of the Greek simply having been reversed, a common mistake in the transliteration of Semitic orthography into unrelated languages further afield like English, the 'iota' likewise too generating out of the 'ios' of the Greek singular 'Sicarios.”
“Taking a strong exception to the news article carried in a section of media he said that there was not even an 'iota' of truth involved and appealed that the media should act with more responsibility before going ahead with such stories which damages the image of the institution.”
“Alternative view: the phrase 'not one jot or tittle' has passed into everyday English and is generally understood. 'iota' and 'prime-mark' are terms with which few people are familiar.”
“His "coming out party" has been gloriously trumpeted globally while locally he won't even supply one "iota" of proof to let us home folks know where he was really born.”
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