Iota subscript
Iota I*o"ta, n. [L., fr. Gr. 'iw^ta. See {Jot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet ([iota]) corresponding with the English i. [1913 Webster]

2. [from iota being the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet.] A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle. [1913 Webster +PJC]

They never depart an iota from the authentic formulas of tyranny and usurpation. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Iota subscript} (Gr. Gram.), iota written beneath a preceding vowel, as a,, h,, w,, -- done when iota is silent. [1913 Webster]


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  • Iota subscript — (Ancient Greek: Polytonic|ὑπογεγραμμένη) in Greek polytonic orthography is a way of writing the letter iota as a small vertical stroke beneath a vowel. It was used in the so called long diphthongs in Ancient Greek, that is, diphthongs of which… …   Wikipedia

  • iota subscript — noun An iota representing a sound that was, in early Greek, pronounced after a long vowel, and persisted in writing long after it dropped out of speech, being written under the long vowel in lowercase …   Wiktionary

  • iota subscript — noun : the unpronounced iota of a Greek improper diphthong when written small beneath the preceding long vowel [as ᾳ (āi), ῃ (ēi), ῳ (ōi)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iota adscript — (Greek Polytonic|προσγεγραμμένη) in Greek polytonic orthography a term for the iota when written separately from the long vowel preceding it in diphthongs, as opposed to combining it as a small vertical stroke beneath the vowel, known as the iota …   Wikipedia

  • Iota — (uppercase Iota;, lowercase iota;; el. Ιώτα IPA| [jɒta] Yota) is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 10. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Yodh (. Iota represents IPA2|/i/. In ancient… …   Wikipedia

  • Subscript — Sub script, a. [L. subscriptus, p. p. See {Subscribe}.] Written below or underneath; as, iota subscript. (See under {Iota}.) Specifically (Math.), said of marks, figures, or letters (suffixes), written below and usually to the right of other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iota — I*o ta, n. [L., fr. Gr. iw^ta. See {Jot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet ([iota]) corresponding with the English i. [1913 Webster] 2. [from iota being the smallest letter in the Greek alphabet.] A very small quantity or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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