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jot (n.)

"the least part of anything," 1520s, from Latin iota, from Greek iota "the letter -i-," the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet, also "the least part of anything" (see iota). Usually (and originally) with tittle, from Matthew v.18.

jot (v.)

"to make a short note of, set down quickly in writing or drawing," 1721, apparently from jot (n.) on the notion of a brief note or sketch. Related: Jotted; jotting.

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Definitions of jot
1
jot (n.)
a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note;
Synonyms: jotting
jot (n.)
a slight but appreciable amount;
Synonyms: touch / hint / tinge / mite / pinch / speck / soupcon
2
jot (v.)
write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of;
Synonyms: jot down
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