sagamore

[ sag-uh-mawr, ‐mohr ]
/ ˈsæg əˌmɔr, ‐ˌmoʊr /

noun

(among the American Indians of New England) a chief or leader.

Origin of sagamore

1605–15, Americanism; < Eastern Abenaki sὰkəmα < Proto-Algonquian *sa˙kima˙wa; cf. sachem
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sagamore

/ (ˈsæɡəˌmɔː) /

noun

(among some North American Indians) a chief or eminent manAlso called: sachem

Word Origin for sagamore

C17: from Abnaki sāgimau, literally: he overcomes
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