from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small contribution made by one who has little.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A very small gift or donation which, however, represents a great sacrifice on the part of the giver.
- n. Name given to the lepton coin.
From the widow who gave two small coins to the Temple treasury in Mark 12:43.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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 (Wiktionary)