from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy silk fabric, often interwoven with gold or silver, worn in the Middle Ages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A material of rich silk, sometimes with gold threads, especially prized during the Middle Ages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a heavy silk material each thread of which was supposed to be twisted of six fibers; later, rich heavy silk material of any kind, especially that which had a satin-like gloss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads); used to make clothing 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French samit, from Medieval Latin samitum, examitum, from Byzantine Greek ἑξάμιτον (hexámiton), from ἕξ ("six") + μίτος ("thread"). (Wiktionary)