See also: METIs, Metis, métis, and Métis

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French métis, from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus (mixed). Akin to mestizo, which came from Spanish.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meɪˈtiː/, /meɪˈtiːs/

NounEdit

metis (plural metis)

  1. A person of mixed-race ancestry.
  2. (chiefly Canada, US) Alternative letter-case form of Metis (a member of one of three Canadian Aboriginal peoples; any person of mixed European and Indigenous descent)
  3. (US) A person of one-eighth black ancestry; an octoroon.

AdjectiveEdit

metis (not comparable)

  1. Of mixed heritage
  2. Of Métis heritage.
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TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metis (uncountable)

  1. (knowledge management) Practical intelligence; street smarts.

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CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

metis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of metre

EsperantoEdit

VerbEdit

metis

  1. past of meti

IdoEdit

VerbEdit

metis

  1. past of metar

LatinEdit

NounEdit

mētīs f

  1. dative plural of mēta
  2. ablative plural of mēta

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French métis

NounEdit

metis m (plural metiși)

  1. metis, half-breed

DeclensionEdit