The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: jota

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jota {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /ˈjoː.taː/
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etymology From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα 〈iō̂ta〉. The sense "small amount" developed in reference to a phrase in the New Testament: Eer de hemel en aarde vergaat, zal er niet één jota of één tittel vergaan van de wet.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.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. iota Greek letter
  2. (negative polarity item) iota small amount Ik snap er geen jota van. I don’t understand a thing of it.
Synonyms: (small amount) snars, (vulgar) bal, reet, hol

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