from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
- n. The tiniest bit; an iota.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, insignificant amount (of something); a vanishing scintilla; a measly crumb; a minute speck.
- n. Any small dot, stroke, or diacritical mark, especially if part of a letter, or if a letter-like abbreviation; in particular, the dots over the Latin letters i and j.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A particle; a minute part; a jot; an iota.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To prate idly; whisper.
- n. A stroke over a word or letter to show abbreviation; a dot over a letter, as in i. Compare iota and jot. See tilde, a Spanish form of the same word.
- n. A very small thing; a minute object or quantity; a particle; a whit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
Middle English titil, from Medieval Latin titulus, diacritical mark, from Latin, title, superscription.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin titulus ("small stroke, diacritical mark, accent"), from Latin titulus ("title"). (Wiktionary)