adjective sensible, safe, cautious la16-.
adverb cautiously, carefully 19-.
‣ cannyways cautiously, gently: …I’ve seen here when she though her mother and I were sleeping. She would creep cannyways over our feet and get the pipe and matches to light it, then put them back canny again after she had her wee draw. When she was only four years old! la19-. Compare ca canny etymology: Scots; attested by BW and DW