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See also: metis, métis, and Métis

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French métis, from Old French mestis, from Late Latin mixtīcius. Métis originally referred to Francophone and Cree-speaking descendants of the French-Catholic Red River Métis in Manitoba. Compare mestizo.

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Metis

  1. (Canada) One of three recognized Aboriginal peoples of Canada, descendants of marriages of Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, and Menominee Aboriginal people with French Canadians, Scots and English.

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Metis (plural Metis)

  1. (chiefly Canada) A person of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. Often uncapitalized as metis.
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary uses the spelling Metis, but Métis with the acute accent is used officially by organizations such as the Métis National Council and the Government of Canada.

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  • “Metis” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Métis people (Canada) in Wikipedia (accessed 2008-04-04).

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek Μῆτις (Mêtis) from Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis, wisdom)}

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Metis astronomical symbol

Metis

  1. (Greek mythology) A Titan who was the personification of wisdom, the first spouse of Zeus, and the mother of Athena
  2. (astronomy) A satellite of Jupiter.
  3. (astronomy) 9 Metis, a main belt asteroid.
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