exiguous[eg zig′yo̵̅o̅ əs, ig-]
scanty; little; small; meager
Origin of exiguousClassical Latin exiguus, small ; from exigere: see exact
Extremely scanty; meager.
Origin of exiguousFrom Latin exiguus, from exigere, to measure out, demand; see exact.
From Latin exiguus, "strict, exact," hence "scanty, meager," from exigere, "to measure against a standard."