From Woods Cree mathay (burbot); compare Cree miyay.


methy (plural methies)

  1. (US, Canada, dated) The burbot.
    • 1824, John Franklin, Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Polar Sea, volume 1, page 144:
      The occow, or river perch, termed also horn-fish, piccarel, or doré, is common, but is not so much esteemed as the attihhawmeg. It attains the length of twenty inches in these lakes. The methy is another common fish; it is the gadus lota, or burbot, of Europe.
    • 1836, Richard King, Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Artic Ocean, volume 1, page 53:
      In addition to the sturgeon, the fishery occasionally yields the white-fish, pike, various kinds of trout, the methy, and several sucking-carp.
    • 1873, Anual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, for the year ending the 30th June, 1872, page 191:
      Our Loche or Methy is not a fashionable fish, []