mini-, minor-, minut-, minu-, min-

(Latin: small, little, less; decline, decrease, diminish; become less, reduce, becoming smaller or shorter)

minutia (mi NOO she uh, mi NOO shuh) (s) (noun), minutiae (mi NOO shi ee, mi NYOO shi ee) (pl)
Trifling, trivia, odds and ends, or unimportant details: Several elective officials were concerned about the minutiae that were included in the congressional bill.
Unimportant or very small details.
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Non ministrari sed ministrare.
Not to be served, but to serve or Not to be ministered to, but to minister.

Motto of Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.

Terretur minimo pennae stridore columba unguibus, accipiter, saucia facta tuis. (Latin idiom)
O hawk, the dove that's been wounded by your talons is frightened by the least flutter of a feather.

A Latin idiom. The French, Italians, and Spanish have an equivalent idiom: "A scalded cat is afraid of cold water." Another similar idiom: "A burned child is afraid of a puff of smoke."


Related "few, small, less, little" word units: micro-;mio-; nano-; oligo-, olig-.