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Oct 17, 2018
This week’s theme
Words borrowed from Native American languages

This week’s words
cornpone
bayou
sagamore
mugwump
totem

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sagamore

PRONUNCIATION:
(SAG-uh-mohr)

MEANING:
noun: A chief or a leader.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Eastern Abenaki sakama. Earliest documented use: 1613. A related word is sachem.

USAGE:
“He lowered his gaze and dared not to engage again the face of the sagamore.”
P. Gifford Longley; Captive; Tate Publishing; 2010.

See more usage examples of sagamore in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. -Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist (17 Oct 1915-2005)

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