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sagamore

[sag-uh-mawr, ‐mohr]
noun
(among the American Indians of New England) a chief or leader.

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

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sagamore (ˈsæɡəˌmɔː)
 
n
Also called: sachem (among some North American Indians) a chief or eminent man
 
[C17: from Abnaki sāgimau, literally: he overcomes]

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