Smite vs Snite - What's the difference?

smite | snite |


As verbs the difference between smite and snite

is that smite is (lb) to hit while snite is (obsolete|or|scotland|transitive) to blow (one's nose).

As a noun snite is

(obsolete|or|scotland) a snipe.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

smite

English

Verb

  • (lb) To hit.
  • *(Bible), (w) v.39:
  • *:Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
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  • *:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street.. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
  • *1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), , Ch.IV:
  • *:"Right you are!" I cried. "We must believe the other until we prove it false. We can't afford to give up heart now, when we need heart most. The branch was carried down by a river, and we are going to find that river." I smote my open palm with a clenched fist, to emphasize a determination unsupported by hope.
  • To strike down or kill with godly force.
  • To injure with divine power.
  • To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
  • To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
  • *(William Wake) (1657-1737)
  • *:Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him.
  • To strike with love or infatuation.
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  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:the charms that smite the simple heart
  • Anagrams

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    snite

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland) A snipe.
  • (Carew)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) snitan. Cognate with (etyl) . Related to snout and (snot).

    Verb

    (snit)
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To blow (one's nose).
  • (obsolete, or, Scotland, transitive) To snuff (a candle).
  • References

    * Thomson, J. - Etymons of English words - pg. 199

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