Talk:smite

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Archaic?[edit]

Is there justification for tagging this as archaic? My nephew says this when playing video games to his opponents. I think there is an expensive line of golf clubs names "smite" also. Is it to be considered archaic because it appears in the Bible a lot? And what if I am smitten by a woman's beauty? --Connel MacKenzie 04:30, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Out of curiosity, if someone were to say "I'm being just as smitten as I've always been" and were referring to me and her daughter, what would that mean? —This unsigned comment was added by Drummerfreak4327 (talkcontribs) at 03:57, 15 June 2007 (UTC).

Smitten in this context and always with "with" (ie 'He's smitten with her' or I'm smitten with kittens') means 'enamored of' or 'taken with.' This usage is much more common than smite in any other context I've come across except maybe the bible.