See also: Iota, IOTA, ióta, ìota, and íota

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Ancient Greek Alphabet

theta
  
kappa
Ι ι
Ancient Greek: ἰῶτα
Wikipedia article on iota

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *yad- (hand). Doublet of yodh.

  • (jot): In reference to a phrase in the New Testament: "until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law" (Mt 5:18), iota being the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /aɪˈəʊtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /aɪˈoʊtə/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊtə

Noun edit

iota (plural iotas)

  1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
    As a Greek numeral, iota represents ten.
    There are twelve iotas on that page.
  2. A jot; a very small, insignificant quantity.
    • 1790 November, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. [], London: [] J[ames] Dodsley, [], →OCLC:
      They never depart an iota from the authentic formulas of tyranny and usurpation.
    • 1966, James Workman, The Mad Emperor, Melbourne, Sydney: Scripts, page 99:
      His expression had not changed one iota except perhaps for an additional tightening of his lips.
    • 1982, John Cleve, Spaceways #7: The Manhuntress, page xviii. 194:
      [E]very iota of its gravitic power.
    • 2019 August 26, qntm, “Unthreaded”, in SCP Foundation[1], archived from the original on 2 January 2024:
      Around dawn, Eastern Standard Time, Sanchez announced that it was no longer possible for ω-0 to stay together as a single entity. He split the remains of the Task Force into three. Ulrich and the malformed memory of Wheeler were assigned to the same subteam. Sanchez gave final instructions to continue to search for Bart Hughes, or any kind of ally among the living, be they Foundation or GOI or civilian. But the instructions were confusing and incomplete. It was because Sanchez didn't have an iota of faith in what he was saying. He couldn't see a way to the far side of this. It was about little more than survival now. It was about figuring out terms on which to face death.

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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta). Doublet of jota.

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iota f (plural iotes)

  1. iota (Greek letter)
  2. iota (small amount)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta).

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iota m (plural iota)

  1. iota (Greek letter)
  2. jot, iota (negligible amount)

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Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta).

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iota m (plural iotas)

  1. iota (Greek letter)
  2. The name of the Latin-script letter J.

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iota

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter J.

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Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɔ.ta/
  • Rhymes: -ɔta
  • Hyphenation: iò‧ta

Noun edit

iota m or f (invariable)

  1. the name of the Greek-script letter Ι/ι; iota
  2. (obsolete) Synonym of i lunga

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Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta).

Pronunciation edit

Disyllabic in Latin, despite being trisyllabic in Ancient Greek.

Noun edit

iōta n (indeclinable) or iōta f (genitive iōtae); first declension

  1. iota (Greek letter)

Declension edit

Either indeclinable, or First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative iōta iōtae
Genitive iōtae iōtārum
Dative iōtae iōtīs
Accusative iōtam iōtās
Ablative iōtā iōtīs
Vocative iōta iōtae

References edit

  • iota”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • iota in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

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Pronunciation edit

  • Rhymes: -ɔtɐ
  • Hyphenation: i‧o‧ta

Noun edit

iota m (plural iotas)

  1. iota (the ninth Greek letter: ι, Ι)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta).

Pronunciation edit

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /iˈota/ [iˈo.t̪a], /ˈʝota/ [ˈɟ͡ʝo.t̪a]
  • IPA(key): (Argentina and Uruguay) /iˈota/ [iˈo.t̪a], /ˈjota/ [ˈjo.t̪a]

  • Rhymes: -ota
  • Syllabification: i‧o‧ta, io‧ta

Noun edit

iota f (plural iotas)

  1. iota (Greek letter)

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