- noun /ˈtɪt.əl/a) A small, insignificant amount (of something); a vanishing scintilla; a measly crumb; a minute speck.
The foure pricks or tittles are these. The first is a full prick or period. The second is a comma or crooked tittle.b) Any small dot, stroke, or diacritical mark, especially if part of a letter, or if a letter-like abbreviation; in particular, the dots over the Latin letters and .
The words "jot" and "tittle" in this passage refer to diacritic marks, that is, dashes, dots, or commas added to a letter to accentuate the pronunciation.
Look at other dictionaries:
Tittle — Tit tle, n. [OE. titel, titil, apparently a dim. of tit, in the sense of small; cf. G. t[ u]ttel a tittle, dim. of OHG. tutta teat. Perhaps, however, the same word as title, n.] A particle; a minute part; a jot; an iota. [1913 Webster] It is… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Tittle — ist der Familienname von Charles R. Tittle (* 1939), amerikanischer Soziologe Y. A. Tittle (* 1926), amerikanischer Footballspieler Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichn … Deutsch Wikipedia
tittle — index iota, minimum, scintilla Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
tittle — (n.) late 14c., small stroke or point in writing, representing L. apex in L.L. sense of accent mark over a vowel, borrowed (perhaps by influence of Prov. titule the dot over i ) from L. titulus inscription, heading … Etymology dictionary
tittle — *particle, bit, mite, smidgen, whit, atom, iota, jot … New Dictionary of Synonyms
tittle — ► NOUN ▪ a tiny amount or part of something. ORIGIN Latin titulus title , later small stroke, accent … English terms dictionary
tittle — [tit′ l] n. [ME title, orig. same word as TITLE] 1. a dot or other small mark used as a diacritic 2. a very small particle; iota; jot … English World dictionary
Tittle — A tittle is a small distinguishing mark, such as a diacritic or the dot on a lowercase i or j . The tittle is an integral part of the glyph of i and j , but diacritic dots can appear over other letters in various languages. The tittle of i or j… … Wikipedia
tittle — /tit l/, n. 1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc. 2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he didn t care a tittle. [bef. 900; ME titel, OE titul < ML titulus mark… … Universalium
tittle — /ˈtɪtl / (say titl) noun 1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used, for example, as a diacritic. 2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: *Yet he had managed to succeed without, in the process, sacrificing jot… … Australian English dictionary