Old Englishlȳtel, from West Germanic *lutila-. Cognate with Dutch luttel, German lützel/luetzel, West Frisian lyts, L.G. lütt, O.H.G. luzzil, M.H.G. lützel, O.E. lūtan(“‘to bow, bend low’”); and perh. to O.E. lytig "deceitful, lot deceit", Goth. liuts deceitful, lutjan "to deceive"; cf. also Icel. lítill "little", Sw. liten, Dan. liden, lille, Goth. leitils, which appear to have a different root vowel. More at lout
1871 October 18, The One-eyed Philosopher [pseudonym], "Street Corners", in Judy: or the London serio-comic journal, volume 9, page 255 :
If you want to find Little France, take any turning on the north side of Leicester square, and wander in a zigzag fashion Oxford Streetwards. The Little is rather smokier and more squalid than the Great France upon the other side of the Manche.
2004, Barry Miles, Zappa: A Biography, 2005 edition, ISBN 080214215X, page 5:
In the forties, hurdy-gurdy men could still be heard in all those East Coast cities with strong Italian neighbourhoods: New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston. A visit to Baltimore's Little Italy at that time was like a trip to Italy itself.
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Syriac: ܙܥܘܪܐ (z‘ūrā, z‘ūro) m., ܙܥܘܪܬܐ (z‘ūrtā, z‘ūrto) f.
Hebrew: זעורא (z‘ūrā, z‘ūro) m., זעורתא (z‘ūrtā, z‘ūrto) f.