Meaning of métis


Pronunciation: (mā-tēs', -tē'), [key]
— pl. -tis
  1. any person of mixed ancestry.
  2. (cap.)the offspring of an American Indian and a white person, esp. one of French ancestry.


Pronunciation: (mē'tis), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a Titaness, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Athena by Zeus. Zeus swallowed Metis, and Athena was born from his head.
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