Words and Phrases
Cheenay

“Cheenay”

Meaning:

China

Alternative spelling/meaning:

(Also used for china as in crockery - eg a cheenay taycup)

In Literature:

Excerpt from Tha Imperor an tha Nichtingell by BBC Tellytales - Translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Yince oan a day, lang fernyeirs syne,
in a kintrie the’ caa Cheenay,
thar leeved an imperor. Thon’s him thonner.


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