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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Contraction of minute, from the Latin minutum, the translation of the Greek word lepton, the very smallest bronze of copper coin (Luke 12:59; 21:2). Two mites made one quadrans, i.e., the fourth part of a Roman as, which was in value nearly a halfpenny. (see FARTHING.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A minute object, creature or amount; a small arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.

2. (n.) A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.

3. (n.) A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

4. (n.) Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mit (lepton): The smallest copper or bronze coin current among the Jews. They were first struck by the Maccabean princes with Hebrew legends, and afterward by the Herods and the Roman procurators with Greek legends. The "widow's mite" mentioned in Mark 12:42 and Luke 21:2 was probably of the first kind, since those with Greek legends were regarded as unlawful in the temple service. According to Mark, the lepton was only half a kodrantes (Latin quadrans), which would indicate a value of about one-fourth of a cent or half an English farthing.


H. Porter

3016. leptos -- peeled, fine, thin, small, light
... mite. Neuter of a derivative of the same as lepis; something scaled (light), ie
A small coin -- mite. see GREEK lepis. (lepta) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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The Widow's Mite
... Strong Meat for Hungry Souls: The Gospel of St. Mark CHAPTER 12:41-44 THE
WIDOW'S MITE. "And He sat down over against the treasury ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 12 41-44 the widows mite.htm

The Widow's Mite. (Luke, xxi. , 1-4; Mark, xii. , 41-44. )
Widow's Mite. (Luke, xxi., 1-4; Mark, xii., 41-44.). Christ ...
/.../section 252 the widows mite.htm

First Day. Compassion.
... The feeblest expression of Christian pity and love, though it be but the widow's
mite, or the cup of cold water, or the kindly look and word when there is ...
// mind of jesus/first day compassion.htm

January the Twenty-Fifth First, My Brother!
... song. This is why the widow's mite goes shining through the years. The ... Lord?
The mite had intimate associations with the Cross. And ...
/.../my daily meditation for the circling year/january the twenty-fifth first my.htm

The New Temple and Its Worship
... God accepts small offerings,' and gives a mite while he keeps talents, might
as well keep his mite too; for certainly God will not have it. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/the new temple and its.htm

"Attracted by the Influence"
... Tamil children usually hang their dolls up by their limbs to a nail in the wall,
or stow them away on a shelf, but this mite has imagination and much sympathy. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter xix attracted by the.htm

The Home Scene.
... Some are called as Levites to temple service; others to give the uncostly cup of
cold water, or the widow's mite; others to manifest the meek, gentle, unselfish ...
// of bethany/ii the home scene.htm

Woes on the Pharisees
... Their large donations had deprived them of no comfort, or even luxury; they had
required no sacrifice, and could not be compared in value with the widow's mite ...
// desire of ages/chapter 67 woes on the.htm

The Cry of the Heathen
... We must have it that the man who is rich must give richly. We know the widow's mite
is precious, but the widow's mite has been an enormously great loss to us. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the cry of the heathen.htm

On the Danger of Increasing Riches
... beneficent Lord! Rather, the more he entrusts you with, be so much the more
careful to employ every mite as he hath appointed. 13. Ye ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 126 on the danger.htm

Mite (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) A minute object, creature or amount; a small arachnid, of the order Acarina,
of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest ...
/m/mite.htm - 8k

Itch (11 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance
of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. ...
/i/itch.htm - 11k

Miter (9 Occurrences)

/m/miter.htm - 9k

Farthing (5 Occurrences)
... kodrantes), the quadrant, the fourth of an as, equal to two lepta, mites. The lepton
(mite) was the very smallest copper coin. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/f/farthing.htm - 9k

... sixteenth part of an ounce, or 27.34375 grains. 2. (n.) A minute quantity;
a mite. 3. (n.) As much spirituous liquor as is usually ...
/d/dram.htm - 8k

Misuses (2 Occurrences)

/m/misuses.htm - 6k

Bit (46 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a
morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite. ...
/b/bit.htm - 24k

Speck (6 Occurrences)
... decay in fruit. 3. (n.) A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks
of dust; he has not a speck of money. 4. (n.) A small ...
/s/speck.htm - 9k

Thence (152 Occurrences)
... things; (ASV). Luke 12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou
hast paid the very last mite. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT). Luke ...
/t/thence.htm - 37k

Depart (211 Occurrences)
... (Root in KJV WEY DBY WBS). Luke 12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart
thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. (KJV WBS). ...
/d/depart.htm - 36k

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