[ mee-tis ]
/ ˈmi tɪs /
noun Classical Mythology.
a Titaness, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Athena by Zeus. Zeus swallowed Metis, and Athena was born from his head.
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Many provinces were entirely deserted by the Creoles and Metises, in consequence of the furious animosity of the coloured race.
British Dictionary definitions for metises
/ (mɛˈtiːs) /
noun plural -tis (-ˈtiːs, -ˈtiːz)
a person of mixed parentage
- 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
US a person having one eighth Black ancestry; octoroon
Derived forms of MétisMtisse (mɛˈtiːs), fem n
Word Origin for Métis
C19: from French, from Vulgar Latin mixtīcius (unattested) of mixed race; compare mestizo
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