Definition of samite
: a rich medieval silk fabric interwoven with gold or silver
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Textile experts at the Anglo-Saxon Laboratory in York, England, identified several samples as silk samite, a luxury fabric produced in weavers’ workshops in Byzantium, North Africa, or southern Spain.
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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
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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