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 (săm′īt′, sā′mīt′)
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.]
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(ˈsæmaɪt; ˈseɪ-)
(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]
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(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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Noun1.samite - a heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads); used to make clothing in the Middle Ages
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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So Sir Bedivere told the King how truly this time he had cast away the sword, and how an arm "clothed in white samite, mystic, wonderful," had caught it and drawn it under the mere.
We must pall the barge all its length in blackest samite. That old black shawl of your mother's will be just the thing, Diana."
So they rode till they came to a lake, the which was a fair water and broad, and in the midst of the lake Arthur was ware of an arm clothed in white samite, that held a fair sword in that hand.