Definitions for métismeɪˈtis, -ˈti; -ˈtis, -ˈtiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mé•tismeɪˈtis, -ˈti; -ˈtis, -ˈtiz(n.)(pl.)-tis

or me•tis

  1. any person of mixed ancestry.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

  2. (cap.) (in Canada) the offspring of an American Indian and a white person, esp. one of French ancestry.

    Category: Physical Anthropology

Origin of métis:

1810–20; < F; OF mestis < LL mixtīcius commingled; see mestizo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Metis(noun)

    a person in western Canada who is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metis

    alt. of Metisse

Freebase

  1. Metis

    Metis, also known as Jupiter XVI, is the innermost moon of Jupiter. It was discovered in 1979 in images taken by Voyager 1, and was named in 1983 after the first wife of Zeus, Metis. Additional observations made between early 1996 and September 2003 by the Galileo spacecraft allowed the surface of the moon to be imaged. Metis is tidally locked to Jupiter, and has a high asymmetry in the shape of the moon, with one of the diameters being almost twice as large as the smallest one. It is also one of the three moons in the Solar System known to orbit its planet in less than the length of that planet's day, the other two being Jupiter's Adrastea and Mars's Phobos. It orbits within the main ring of Jupiter, and is thought to be a major contributor of material to the rings.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Metis

    in the Greek mythology the daughter of Oceanos and Tethys, and the first wife of Zeus; afraid lest she should give birth to a child wiser and more powerful than himself, he devoured her on the first month of her pregnancy, and some time afterwards being seized with pains, he gave birth to Athena (q. v.) from his head.


Translations for métis

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

of mixed race

having ancestors (especially parents) from two or more different human races.

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