Word Summary
lepton: peeled, fine, thin, small, light
Original Word: λεπτόν
Transliteration: lepton
Phonetic Spelling: (lep-ton')
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: peeled, fine, thin, small, light
Meaning: peeled, fine, thin, small, light
Strong's Concordance

Neuter of a derivative of the same as lepis; something scaled (light), i.e. A small coin -- mite.

see GREEK lepis

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3016: λεπτός

λεπτός, λεπτή, λεπτόν (λέπω to strip off the bark, to peel), thin; small; τό λεπτόν, a very small brass coin, equivalent to the eighth part of an as (A. V. a mite; cf. Alex.'s Kitto and B. D. under the word; cf. F. R. Conder in the Bible Educator, 3:179): Mark 12:42; Luke 12:59; Luke 21:2; (Alciphron, epistles I, 9 adds κέρμα; Pollux, onom. 9, 6, sect. 92, supplies νόμισμα).