or Jot: A very little, the least quantity possible. The
iöta [i] is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet, called the
Lacedemonian letter. (Hebrew, Yod [`], the smallest Hebrew
“This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood.”
Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice. iv. l.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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