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Definition of the noun Jota

What does Jota mean as a name of something?

Jota is a genus of Criconematidae, described by Menz in 1917.

Alternative definition of the noun Jota


  1. A traditional popular dance of the Iberian peninsula with regional variations.
  2. The music to which this dance is set, normally of 3/4 or 6/8 time.


  1. Jota: José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo, commonly known as Jota or Jota Peleteiro, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Brentford as an attacking midfielder. He is a product of the Celta de Vigo youth system.
    • also known as José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo, Jota Peleteiro, Jota Peleteiro Ramallo, José Ignacio Peleteiro
    • born on (24 years ago) in A Pobra do Caramiñal
    • nationality: Spain
    • profession: Soccer player, football player
  2. Jota a.k.a. José Javier Hombrados is a Spanish Handball player.
  3. Jota is a musical artist.
    • nationality: Colombia
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Che Sudaka (Guitar) since
  4. Jota is a musician.
    • nationality: Colombia
    • profession: Musician, bassist
    • member of musical group Pop Corn (Bass guitar) since
  5. Jota a.k.a. Julian Gutierrez is a copywriter and a creative director.
  6. Jota a.k.a. João Tiago Serrão Garcês, commonly known as Jota, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for C.F. União on loan from C.D. Nacional as a midfielder.

There are other people with in their name, like Jota Luna, Danny Jota, Jota Farias, Jota Morais, Jota Soares, Jota Galindo, Jota Morbeck, Jota Maranhão, John Jota Leaños, Jaime Santiago Jota and many others.


  1. Jota is a fictional character from the 2011 drama film Iceberg.
  2. Jota is a fictional character from 2010 drama film The Motionless.
  3. Jota is a fictional character from the 1993 drama film The Red Squirrel.
  4. Jota is a fictional character from the 2014 drama film Arctic.


  1. The jota is a genre of music and the associated dance known throughout Spain, most likely originating in Aragon. It varies by region, having a characteristic form in Aragon, Catalonia Castile, Navarra, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia, La Rioja, Murcia and Eastern Andalusia. Being a visual representation, the jota is danced and sung accompanied by castanets, and the interpreters tend to wear regional costumes. In Valencia, the jota was once danced during interment ceremonies.
  2. "Jota" is a composition.

Phrases with Jota

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  2. Salius Jota
  3. Phalaena Jota
  4. Anagrapha Jota
  5. Liostraca Jota
  6. Nanophyes Jota
  7. Orchestes Jota
  8. Autographa Jota
  9. Craugastor jota
  10. Rhynchaenus Jota
  11. Cathartes aura jota
  12. Species Salius Jota
  13. Autographa Jota Jota
  14. Species Cetonia Jota
  15. Species Phalaena Jota
  16. Eleutherodactylus jota
  17. Species Anagrapha Jota
  18. Species Liostraca Jota
  19. Species Nanophyes Jota
  20. Species Orchestes Jota

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jota

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Google previewMusic Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930 (2016)

by Clinton D. Young

The first jota is the opening scene that features the fight among the vendors and concludes with the chorus “the marketplace has voted. . . .” The second jota is a number in which the female vendors fantasize about how life would be if women ...

Google previewLippincott's Magazine (1881)

Very nearly akin to religious dances are some of the Aragonese Jotas of the present day; indeed, in Gustave Doré's “Spain” we are told that not infrequently the Jota is an obligatory termination to religious ceremonies. Thus, on Christmas Eve ...

Google previewArt Song Composers of Spain (2009)

An Encyclopedia by Suzanne Rhodes Draayer

l8 Jota The jota is a fast dance from the Aragon area of Spain. The meter may be in triple or six-eight with seven four-bar phrases. The copla (verse) has ...

Google previewLippincott's Monthly Magazine (1881)

A Popular Journal of General Literature

Very nearly akin to religious dances are some of the Aragonese Jotas of the present day; indeed, in Gustave Doré's “Spain” we are told that not infrequently the Jota is an obligatory termination to religious ceremonies. Thus, on Christmas Eve ...

Google previewAntes (2015)

Stories from the Past, Rural Cuba, New Mexico, 1769-1949 by Esther V. Cordova May

Jota is the Spanish word for the letter j. In a somewhat complicated fashion, this word can be traced back through the ancient language of the area of Aragon to a Latin word that means to hop or to jump. The dance was made more challenging ...

Google previewThe Shadow of the Baron (2005)

by Laura Lavayén

The jota is a lively rhythmic folk dance born in Aragon and popular in many regions of Spain. (5) The pericon is a typical dance of the Argentinean and Uruguayan countrysides. (6) Gringos is the name given to the foreigners in some Latin ...

Google previewMusics of Many Cultures (1983)

An Introduction by Elizabeth May

The jota is a Spanish form still to be found in various pockets of South America, such as in central Argentina. It and the many mestizo forms derived from it are characterized especially by the use of zapateo ("shoe tapping") so familiar in much ...

Google previewGrove's dictionary of music and musicians (1906)

by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd

The Jota is a kind of waltz, but with more freedom in the dancing, always in three- time. It is danced in couples, vis-a-vis, each couple independent of the other, but sometimes a circle is formed, and is generally accompanied with guitars, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (2016)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Valencian folk dancers in Real, Spain, ended the annual grape harvest thanksgiving with bouncy jota toe taps, arm waves, and kicks set to percussion, lute, dulzaina (oboe) or bagpipes, and bandurria (guitar). On the island of Majorca, ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Jota [Sp.]. A genre of song and dance especially characteristic of Aragon, in northern Spain, but widely disseminated through the Spanish peninsula. In its simplest form, a copla consisting of four octosyllabic lines (here numbered 1-4) is ...

Google previewEnglish-Finnish and Finnish-English Dictionary (1911)

by Nielsen & Lundbeck

Yhdysvaltain tuomiovallan ei pidä käsittää ylttävän mihinkään laki- tai korvausjuttuun, jonka pn alka- nut tai jota käy jotain valtipta vas- taan toisen valtion kansalainen tai jonkun ulkomaan kansalainen tai alamainen. LUKU XII.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

Greece _ HORMOS Israel _ HORA Latin _ CONGA old _ LINDY Spain _ JOTA, POLO, TANGO, CHACHA stately _ PAVAN, MINUET step _ PAS, SKIP, CHASSE dancer _ ALMA, ALME dancing girl ...

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Scrabble value of J8O1T1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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