Borrowing 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.
- (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.
Metis (plural 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.
- “Metis” in the Katherine Barker, editor, Canadian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd edition, Don Mills, Ont.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-19-541816-3.
- Métis people (Canada) in Wikipedia (accessed 2008-04-04).
- (Greek mythology) The personification of "Wisdom". Daughter of the Titans 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.
- Metis (mythology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Metis (moon) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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