Dimity (Dim-' I-Ty). [Supposed by early authorities to have been derived from Damietta, Egypt, where the fabric was once manufactured of fine linen. This is now known to be erroneous. The term is from the Greek word dimita, meaning two threads. The Greeks coined many names for their fabrics from the different combinations of the threads, as "amita," "dimita," "trimita," "exhimita," etc] A variety of white goods distinguished by raised threads or cords extending the length of the fabric. It is sometimes printed with various figures, but oftener finished plain white.