Pronunciation: (mā-tēs', -tē'), [key]
—pl. -tisPronunciation: (-tēs', -tēz'). [key]
1. any person of mixed ancestry.
2. (cap.) Canadian.the offspring of an American Indian and a white person, esp. one of French ancestry. Also,me•tis'.
Pronunciation: (mē'tis), [key]
—n. Class. Myth.
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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