noun, plural mé·tis [mey-tees, -teez] /meɪˈtis, -ˈtiz/.
Origin of métis
Definition for metis (2 of 2)
noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for metis
Zeus, therefore, persuaded Metis to transform herself into a fly.
This violent resistance was but an example of the bitter and dangerous spirit that was developing among the Metis.
No sooner was the metamorphosis complete than he swallowed the fly, and himself produced the child of Metis out of his head.
Canadians, Metis and Indians feeling very happy retired to return three days afterwards.
The hot blood of the Metis as he careered over the prairie on his steed boiled up at the least provocation.
British Dictionary definitions for metis
noun plural -tis (-ˈtiːs, -ˈtiːz)
- the offspring or a descendant of a French Canadian and a North American Indian
- a member or descendant of a group of such people, who established themselves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as a distinct political and cultural force during the nineteenth century
Word Origin for Métis
Word Origin and History for metis (1 of 2)
first wife of Zeus, from Greek Metis, literally "advice, wisdom, counsel; cunning, skill, craft," from PIE root *me- "to measure" (see meter (n.2)).