a small contribution given cheerfully by one who can ill afford it. Mark 12:41–44.
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- widow bird,
- widow woman,
- widow's benefit,
- widow's cruse,
- widow's peak,
- widow's walk,
Origin of widow's mite
First recorded in 1585–95
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a small contribution given by a person who has very little
Word Origin for widow's mite
allusion to Mark 12:43
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