What does sachem mean?

Definitions for sachemˈseɪ tʃəm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sachem(noun)

    a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)

  2. sachem, sagamore(noun)

    a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)


  1. sachem(Noun)

    A chief of a tribe of the American Natives; a sagamore.

  2. Origin: From sachem (compare Delaware sakima, Micmac sakumow).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sachem(noun)

    a chief of a tribe of the American Indians; a sagamore


  1. Sachem

    A sachem or sagamore is a paramount chief among the Algonquians or other northeast American tribes. The two words are anglicizations of cognate terms from different Eastern Algonquian languages. Some sources contend the sagamore was a lesser chief than the sachem.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sachem

    sā′chem, n. a chief of a North American Indian tribe, a sagamore: one of the Tammany leaders.—ns. Sā′chemdom, Sā′chemship.

Anagrams for sachem »

  1. mechas

  2. schema


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sachem in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sachem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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