Samite meaning

sămīt, sāmīt
A heavy silk fabric, often interwoven with gold or silver, worn in the Middle Ages.
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A heavy silk fabric worn in the Middle Ages: it was sometimes interwoven with gold or silver.
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A material of rich silk, sometimes with gold threads, especially prized during the Middle Ages.
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Origin of samite

  • Middle 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French samit, from Medieval Latin samitum, examitum, from Byzantine Greek ἑξάμιτον (hexámiton), from ἕξ (heks, “six") + μίτος (mitos, “thread").

    From Wiktionary