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A heavy silk fabric, often interwoven with gold or silver, worn in the Middle Ages.
[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.]
(Textiles) a heavy fabric of silk, often woven with gold or silver threads, used in the Middle Ages for clothing
[C13: from Old French samit, from Medieval Latin examitum, from Greek hexamiton, from hexamitos having six threads, from hex six + mitos a thread]
sam•ite(ˈsæm aɪt, ˈseɪ maɪt)
a heavy silk fabric, sometimes interwoven with gold, worn in the Middle Ages.
[1300–50; < Old French < Medieval Latin examitium, samitium < Greek hexámiton, neuter of hexámitos having six threads]
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|Noun||1.||samite - a heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads); used to make clothing in the Middle Ages|