the widow's mite

the widow's mite
библ. лепта вдовы

Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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  • Lesson of the widow's mite — The Lesson (or Parable) of the widow s mite is a story present in the Synoptic Gospels (), in which Jesus is teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem. The Gospel of Mark specifies that a mite was worth less than a quadrans , the smallest Roman coin,… …   Wikipedia

  • widow's mite — noun Etymology: so called from the widow who cast two mites (a farthing) into the Temple treasury (Mark 12:42) : a small contribution that is willingly given and is all one can afford gave his widow s mite to the cause …   Useful english dictionary

  • widow's mite — noun a) A very small, gift or donation which, however, represents a great sacrifice on the part of the giver. b) (numismatics) Name given to the lepton coin …   Wiktionary

  • Widow — • Canonical prescriptions concerning widows in the Old Testament refer mainly to the question of remarriage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Widow     Widow      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mite box — A bronze Widow s Mite or Lepton, minted by Alexander Jannaeus, King of Judaea, 103 76 B.C. obverse: anchor upside down in circle, reverse: star of eight rays. The term mite box (also alms box or poor box) refers to a box that is used to save… …   Wikipedia

  • mite — English has two words mite, although they probably share a common origin. The older, ‘tiny insect like creature’ [OE], goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *mītōn, which was probably derived from a base meaning ‘cut’ (hence ‘something cut up… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • mite — English has two words mite, although they probably share a common origin. The older, ‘tiny insect like creature’ [OE], goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *mītōn, which was probably derived from a base meaning ‘cut’ (hence ‘something cut up… …   Word origins

  • widow — {{11}}widow (n.) O.E. widewe, widuwe, from P.Gmc. *widewo (Cf. O.S. widowa, O.Fris. widwe, M.Du., Du. weduwe, Du. weeuw, O.H.G. wituwa, Ger. Witwe, Goth. widuwo), from PIE adj. *widhewo (Cf. Skt. vidhuh lonely, solitary, vidhava …   Etymology dictionary

  • widow — n. & v. n. 1 a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not married again. 2 a woman whose husband is often away on a specified activity (golf widow). 3 extra cards dealt separately and taken by the highest bidder. 4 Printing the short… …   Useful english dictionary

  • widow'smite — wid·ow s mite (wĭdʹōz) n. A small contribution made by one who has little.   [From the widow who gave two small coins to the Temple treasury in Mark 12:43.] * * * …   Universalium

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