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sagamore

[sag-uh-mawr, ‐mohr] /ˈsæg əˌmɔr, ‐ˌmoʊr/
noun
1.
(among the American Indians of New England) a chief or leader.
Origin
Eastern Abenaki
1605-1615
1605-15, Americanism; < Eastern Abenaki sὰkəmα < Proto-Algonquian *sa˙kima˙wa; cf. sachem
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sagamore

/ˈsæɡəˌmɔː/
noun
1.
(among some North American Indians) a chief or eminent man Also called sachem
Word Origin
C17: from Abnaki sāgimau, literally: he overcomes
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sagamore

n.

"king or chief among some Native American tribes," 1610s, sagamo, from Abenaki (Algonquian) zogemo "chief, ruler," from the same root as sachem.

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