sagamore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the 1610s–1620s. From an Algonquian language; compare Abenaki sôgmô, sôgemô (chief); Penobscot sagama, sagema, sagemo, sangemo (chief); Mi'kmaq saqamaw (chief). Ultimately the same Proto-Algonquian root *sa·kima·wa as sachem.

Noun[edit]

sagamore (plural sagamores)

  1. A chief of one or several Native American tribe(s), especially of the Algonquians.
    Be it sagamore, sachem, or powwow. — Longfellow.
  2. (obsolete) A juice used in medicine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

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