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Re: Tonto and Kemo Sabe (was: Spanish ll ...)

From:Mark P. Line <mark@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 31, 2004, 1:58
John Cowan said:
> > The etymology of Kemo Sabe, however, is as secure as any such thing > can be: it is from Potawatomi _gimozabe_ 'he who looks in secret', > almost certainly intended as 'scout/spy', but also interpretable as > 'masked man'.
No, no, no. It's from Anglo-Spanish 'qui mo sabe': he who knows mo'. -- Mark