Mark 12:42

One poor widow (mia chra ptwch). Luke has penicra, a poetical late form of penh. In the N.T. the ptwco is the pauper rather than the mere peasant, the extreme opposite of the rich (plousioi). The money given by most was copper (calkon). Two mites (duo lepta). Lepto means peeled or stripped and so very thin. Two lepta were about two-fifths of a cent. Farthing (kodrante, Latin quadrans, a quarter of an as).