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samite

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noun sa·mite \ˈsa-ˌmīt, ˈsā-\

Definition of samite

  1. :  a rich medieval silk fabric interwoven with gold or silver



Origin and Etymology of samite

Middle English samit, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin examitum, samitum, from Middle Greek hexamiton, from Greek, neuter of hexamitos of six threads, from hexa- + mitos thread of the warp


First Known Use: 13th century


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