Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Q: I was wondering if you could help me find the origin of an apparent Native American name I've heard: Bemossed.

The meaning of Bemossed is stated to be 'walker.' It is referred to as Native American origin, but no tribe is given, and there's no other information to back this up with. So is this actually a Native American name or word?

A:Yes, "Bemossed" undoubtedly comes from the Ojibwe word Bemosed (pronounced bay-moh-sade,) which means "one who walks."

Hope that helps, have a good day!
Native Languages of the Americas

Further reading:
Native American translations
Ojibwe language
Ojibwe words

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