"Swampscott" - word's meaning
What is the meaning of "Swampscott" as spoken by native Indians?
Experience Swampscott's sea shore through their senses, as you explore the word's various meanings.
"At the red rock"
"Swampscott", according to Walter Thompson,
"It is composed of two Indian words, a substantive, Ompsk, and an appellative, Musqui, meaning respectively (a standing) rock and red; with the local affix ut. Musqui-ompsk-ut means literally "at the red rock". This by contraction became M'squompskut, and then, the English dropping the initial m, Squampskut, Swampscot, Swampscott."
The adjacent picture is of Red Rock.