Wt/sco/canny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Northern English dialect from Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist. from Script error: No such module "Wt/sco/etymology language". Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist., first and third person singular of Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist. from Script error: No such module "Wt/sco/etymology language". Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist.. Compare Script error: No such module "Wt/sco/etymology language". Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist., Template:Wt/sco/Ang Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist.. More at can, cunning.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(No language code specified.): /ˈkæni/
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Adjective[edit]

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  1. Careful, prudent, cautious.
  2. Knowing, shrewd, astute.
  3. Frugal, thrifty.
  4. Template:Wt/sco/Northumbria Pleasant, nice.
    She's a canny lass hor like!
  5. Template:Wt/sco/Northumbria Very or much.
    That's a canny big horse man!

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References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[2]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[3]

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist. from Script error: No such module "Wt/sco/etymology language". Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist., first and third person singular of Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist. from Script error: No such module "Wt/sco/etymology language". Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist.. More at can, cunning.

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Adjective[edit]

Wt/sco/canny (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

  1. careful, cautious, prudent or steady
  2. comfortable, gentle or cozy
  3. attractive or pleasing
  4. skilful, safe to work or deal with
  5. fortunate, lucky
  6. frugal, sparing
  7. (archaic) with supernatural or occult powers

Adverb[edit]

Wt/sco/canny (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

  1. carefully, cautiously

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