variants or less commonly suncke
plural -s
: a female American Indian chief compare sagamore

Word History


of Algonquian origin; akin to Natick sonksq wife of a sachem, queen, from soṅqhuau he prevails, overcomes + squa woman

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“Sunck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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