Sagamore meaning

săgə-môr
A chief of second rank among certain tribes of North American Indians.
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A subordinate chief among the Algonquians of North America.
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A chief of one or several Native American tribe(s), especially of the Algonquians.

Be it sagamore, sachem, or powwow. "” Longfellow.

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Origin of sagamore

  • Eastern Abenaki sα`kəmα

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary