samite

[ sam-ahyt, sey-mahyt ]
/ ˈsæm aɪt, ˈseɪ maɪt /

noun

a heavy silk fabric, sometimes interwoven with gold, worn in the Middle Ages.

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Origin of samite

1300–50; Middle English samit < Old French < Medieval Latin examitium, samitium < Greek hexámiton, neuter of hexámitos having six threads. See hexa-, mitosis
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samite
/ (ˈsæmaɪt, ˈseɪ-) /

noun

a heavy fabric of silk, often woven with gold or silver threads, used in the Middle Ages for clothing

Word Origin for samite

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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