metis

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See also: Metis, métis, and Métis

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

metis

  1. A person of mixed race ancestry.
  2. (chiefly Canada, US)
    1. A person of mixed European and Indigenous descent. Often uncapitalized.
    2. A person that self-identifies as Métis.
  3. (US) A person of one eighth black ancestry. Octoroon.

Adjective[edit]

  1. Of mixed heritage
  2. Of Métis heritage. Often capitalized.


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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek μῆτις (mêtis).

Noun[edit]

metis (uncountable)

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

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

metis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of metre

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

metis

  1. past of meti

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

metis

  1. past of metar

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mētīs f

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