Strongs Number: G3397
Orig: masculine or neuter singular of 3398 (as noun); a small space of time or degree:--a (little) (while). G3398
1) small, little
1a) of size: of stature, of length
1b) of space
1c) of age: less by birth, younger
1d) of time: short, brief, a little while, how little!
1e) of quantity: i.e. number, amount
1f) of rank or influence
When translated "a little while", the Greek emphasises the shortness of the time interval, "oh how little". This phrase used often in the NT of the return of Christ.