yea


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yea 1

 (yā)
adv.
1. Yes; aye.
2. Indeed; truly: They have spoken, yea, shouted their reply.
n.
1. An affirmative statement or vote.
2. One who votes affirmatively.

[Middle English, from Old English gēa; see i- in Indo-European roots.]

yea 2

 (yā)
adv.
Variant of yay2.

yea

(jeɪ)
sentence substitute
a less common word for aye11
adv
(sentence modifier) archaic or literary indeed; truly: yea, though my enemies spurn me, I shall prevail.
[Old English gēa; related to Old Frisian jē, Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German jā, Gothic jai]

yea

(yeɪ)

adv.
1. yes (used in affirmation or assent).
2. indeed: Yea, and she did hear.
3. moreover: a good, yea, a noble man.
n.
4. an affirmative reply or vote: The yeas have it.
5. a person who votes in the affirmative.
interj.
6. Informal. hurrah.
[before 900; Middle English ye, ya, Old English gēa, c. Old High German ja, Old Norse jā, Gothic ja]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yea - an affirmative; "The yeas have it"
affirmative - a reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
nay - a negative; "the nays have it"
Adv.1.yea - not only so, butyea - not only so, but; "I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice"

yea

adverbnoun
An affirmative vote or voter:
Translations

yea

[jeɪ] (archaic)
A. ADV (= yes) → ; (= indeed) → sin duda, ciertamente; (= moreover) → además
B. N (= yes) →
the yeas and the nayslos votos a favor y los votos en contra
let your yea be yea and your nay be nayconsecuente con lo que dices

yea

adv (obs)
(= yes)ja; yea or nayja oder nein
(= indeed)fürwahr (old)
n the yeas and the naysdie Jastimmen und die Neinstimmen

yea

[jeɪ] (old)
1. adv (yes) →
2. n to count the yeas and the nays (votes) → contare i sì e i no
References in classic literature ?
A curious eye, privileged to take an account of stock and investigate behind the counter, would have discovered a barrel, yea, two or three barrels and half ditto,--one containing flour, another apples, and a third, perhaps, Indian meal.
What can thy silence do for him, except it tempt him -- yea, compel him, as it were -- to add hypocrisy to sin?
Would he not far rather lay him down lengthwise along the line of the equator; yea, ye gods