French métis, from Old French , from ll mixticius. originally referred to Francophone and Cree-speaking descendants of the French-Catholic Red River Métis in Manitoba. Compare mestizo.
Alternative forms: Métis, metis, métis pronunciation
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary uses the spelling , but Métis with the acute accent is used officially by organizations such as the Métis National Council and the Government of Canada.
Synonyms: Bois Brule, Bois Brulé, country born, mixed-blood, (pejorative, offensive) half-breed
- (Canada) One of three recognized Aboriginal people of Canada, descendants of marriages of Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, and Menominee Aboriginal people with French Canadian, Scot and English.
- (chiefly, Canada) A person of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. Often uncapitalized as metis.
From Ancient Greek Μῆτις 〈Mē̂tis〉, a titaness, consort of Zeus
- (Greek god) The personification of "Wisdom". Daughter of the Titan Oceanus and Tethys. She was a Titan, but not one of the first twelve Titans. First spouse of Zeus, and the mother of Athena, goddess of wisdom. She symbolises the divine wisdom.
- (astronomy) A satellite of Jupiter.
- (astronomy) Short for 9 Metis, a main belt asteroid.
- emits, i-stem, items, mites, smite, times, Times