Pittance



[pit-ns] /ˈpɪt ns/

noun
1.
a small amount or share.
2.
a small allowance or sum, as of money for living expenses.
3.
a scanty income or remuneration.
/ˈpɪtəns/
noun
1.
a small amount or portion, esp a meagre allowance of money
n.

c.1200, “pious donation to a religious house or order to provide extra food; the extra food provided,” also “a small portion, scanty rations,” from Old French pitance “pity, mercy, compassion; refreshment, nourishment; portion of food allowed a monk or poor person by a pious bequest,” apparently literally “pity,” from pitié (see pity). Meaning “small amount, portion” first recorded 1560s.

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