A small contribution made by one who has little.
A small gift or contribution freely given by one who can scarcely afford it: Mark 12:41-44
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