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