samite

noun sa·mite \ ˈsa-ˌmīt , ˈsā- \

Definition of samite

: a rich medieval silk fabric interwoven with gold or silver

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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


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