widow's mite

noun

Definition of widow's mite

: a small contribution that is willingly given and is all one can afford gave his widow's mite to the cause

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History and Etymology for widow's mite

so called from the widow who cast two mites (a farthing) into the Temple treasury (Mark 12:42)

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“Widow's mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widow%27s%20mite. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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