Metis definition

mā-tēs, -tē
A person of mixed Native American and French-Canadian ancestry.
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A person of mixed racial ancestry.
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The satellite of Jupiter that is closest to the planet.
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A person of mixed parentage; esp., in Canada, a person having one French Canadian parent and one American Indian parent.
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Alternative spelling of Metis.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of metis - metif, m-etis

Origin of metis

  • After Metis , Titaness who was a consort of Zeus (Jupiter) from Greek mētis wisdom mē-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Canadian French from Old French metis of mixed race from Late Latin mixtīcius mixed mestizo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition