Doric word meaning "careful" or "cautious".

See the Everything Guide to Doric Words and Phrases.

Can"ny, Can"nei (?), a. [Cf. Icel. kenn skilled, learned, or E. canny. Cf. Kenn.] [North of Eng. & Scot.]

1.

Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary.

2.

Skillful; knowing; capable.

Sir W. Scott.

3.

Cautious; prudent; safe..

Ramsay.

4.

Having pleasing of useful qualities; gentle.

Burns.

5.

Reputed to have magical powers.

Sir W. Scott.

No canny, not safe, not fortunate; unpropitious. [Scot.]

 

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