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Iota

or Jot: A very little, the least quantity possible. The iöta [i] is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, called the Lacedemonian letter. (Hebrew, Yod [`], the smallest Hebrew letter.)

“This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood.”

Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice. iv. l.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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