a heavy silk fabric worn in the Middle Ages: it was sometimes interwoven with gold or silver
Origin of samiteMiddle English samyte ; from Middle French samit ; from Medieval Latin samitum ; from Medieval Greek hexamiton ; from hexamitos, woven with six threads ; from Classical Greek hex, six + mitos, a thread
A heavy silk fabric, often interwoven with gold or silver, worn in the Middle Ages.
Origin of samiteMiddle English samit, from Old French, from Medieval Latin examitum, from Medieval Greek hexamiton, from Greek, neuter of hexamitos, of six threads : hexa-, hexa- + mitos, warp thread.
- A material of rich silk, sometimes with gold threads, especially prized during the Middle Ages.
From Old French samit, from Medieval Latin samitum, examitum, from Byzantine Greek á¼‘Î¾Î¬Î¼Î¹Ï„Î¿Î½ (hexÃ¡miton), from á¼•Î¾ (heks, “six") + Î¼Î¯Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (mitos, “thread").