What does the word samite mean?

Usage examples for samite

  1. Folko forthwith pitched on the most convenient spot the tent of blue samite fringed with gold, which he carried with him to shelter his gentle lady; whilst Sintram, in the character of herald, rode over to Jarl Eric to announce to him that the beauteous Gabrielle of Montfaucon was present in the army of the knight Biorn, and would the next morning be present as a judge of the combat. – Sintram and His Companions by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge