Widow-s-mite meaning

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A small contribution made by one who has little.
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A small gift or contribution freely given by one who can scarcely afford it: Mark 12:41-44
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A very small gift or donation which, however, represents a great sacrifice on the part of the giver.
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(numismatics) Name given to the lepton coin.
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Origin of widow-s-mite

  • From the widow who gave two small coins to the Temple treasury in Mark 12:43
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Bible account of the poor widow's donation to the temple contribution box. Found at Mark 12.38-44 and Luke 21.1-4
    From Wiktionary