Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The satellite of Jupiter that is closest to the planet.

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  • proper n. 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.
  • proper n. A person of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. Often uncapitalized.
  • proper n. 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.
  • proper n. A satellite of Jupiter.
  • proper n. 9 Metis, the asteroid.

Etymologies

After Metis, Titaness who was a consort of Zeus (Jupiter), from Greek mētis, wisdom; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek Μῆτις (mētis, "wisdom"), a titaness, consort of Zeus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its a term for half Australian half Aboriginee people in the movie ... similar to Metis, which is why my husband now calls me "creamy". angdesj

    Conversations With My Wife That Disturb Me

  • As for his mother, she is variously called Metis, Cretheis, Themista, and Eugnetho.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • She is described as Metis, 5-foot-6, 129 pounds, with brown curly hair extending to the middle of her back, brown eyes, a piercing in her left eyebrow and possibly a piercing in her lower lip, police said.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • Liberals demand apology after Tory MP calls Metis leader Louis Riel a à ‚ Â'villainà ‚  '

    Brandon Sun Online - Top Stories

  • He believes that Canadian natives had no government or culture worth speaking of before Europeans arrived: that Canada should ditch all its treaties, Land Claims, and self-government commitments and focus on assimilating natives as quickly as possible: that there's no such thing as "Metis"; and dozens of other interesting tidbits.

    I have no words.

  • Many of these people live in municipalities with French names, probably indicating some kind of Metis origin.

    languagehat.com: CANADIEN-ECOSSAIS.

  • United States in Congress assembled_: That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered to Captain David Ritchie, commanding the revenue steamer Mocassin, and to the officers and men under his command, for their heroic and humane action in saving the lives of forty-two persons from the wreck of the steamer "Metis" on the waters of Long Island Sound, on the morning of the thirty-first of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-two.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

  • William Nash of the town of Westerly, State of Rhode Island, who so gallantly volunteered to man the life-boat and a fishing boat, and saved the lives of thirty-two persons from the wreck of the steamer "Metis," on the waters of Long Island Sound, on the thirty-first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

  • One of the passengers on board the ill-fated "Metis" at the time of the disaster was an exceedingly nervous man, who, while floating in the water, imagined how his friends would acquaint his wife of his fate.

    Toasts and Forms of Public Address for Those Who Wish to Say the Right Thing in the Right Way

  • The plant was grown from a seed that had come directly from Bali, Indonesia, and in keeping with the tradition of naming the corpse flower after mythological Titans from ancient Greece, Stiegler had called it "Metis," in honor of the goddess of learning and teaching.

    Newswise: Latest News

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