Used in AV at Matt. 5:18 to translate the Greek iota, the smallest letter of the alphabet, which was itself a translation of yod, the smallest Hebrew letter. Jesus' saying asserts that the law was given to Israel by God and retains its validity for him.

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  • Jot — Jot, s. J …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jot — or JOT may refer to:* Iota and Jot, two esoteric computer languages * JOT (TV series), a syndicated, animated television series * , an online journal * An iota in the phrase one jot or one tittle ; cf. tittle …   Wikipedia

  • jot — /jot/, v., jotted, jotting, n. v.t. 1. to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually fol. by down): Jot down his license number. n. 2. the least part of something; a little bit: I don t care a jot. 3. not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at… …   Universalium

  • Jot — Jot, n. [L. iota, Gr. iw^ta the name of the letter [iota] (E. i, Heb. y[=o]d), the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Cf. {Iota}.] An iota; a point; a tittle; the smallest particle. Cf. {Bit}, n. [1913 Webster] Till heaven and earth pass, one …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jot — jot·ni·an; jot·ter; jot·ting; jot; …   English syllables

  • Jot — Jot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jotting}.] To set down; to make a brief note of; usually followed by down. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jot — ► VERB (jotted, jotting) ▪ write quickly. ► NOUN ▪ a very small amount: it made not a jot of difference. ORIGIN from Greek i ta, the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet (see IOTA(Cf. ↑iota)) …   English terms dictionary

  • jot — [jät] n. [L iota < Gr iōta, the letter i, the smallest letter (hence, very small thing): see IOTA] a trifling amount; the smallest bit vt. jotted, jotting [prob. < JOT the n.] to make a brief, quick note of: usually with down jotter n …   English World dictionary

  • jot — index iota, minimum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Jot — das; , <über got. jota u. lat. iota aus gr. iõta, vgl. 1↑Jota> zehnter Buchstabe des dt. Alphabets …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • jot — (n.) 1520s, borrowing of L. jota, variant spelling of Gk. iota the letter i , the smallest letter in the alphabet, hence the least part of anything. The verb to make a short note of is attested from 1721. Related: Jotted; jotting …   Etymology dictionary

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