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widow's mite

The lepton coin.

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  • From the Bible account of the poor widow’s donation of two mites to the temple contribution box, which Jesus Christ praised as more than the gifts presented by wealthy people, for “ll these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on”: Luke 21:1–4; see also Mark 12:38–44.
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'widow's mite':

widow's miteA very small gift or donation which, however, represents a great sacrifice on the part of the giver.
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