yea

yea

1 [yey]
adverb
1.
yes (used in affirmation or assent).
2.
indeed: Yea, and he did come.
3.
not only this but even: a good, yea, a noble man.
noun
4.
an affirmation; an affirmative reply or vote.
5.
a person who votes in the affirmative.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English ye, ya, Old English gēa; cognate with Dutch, German, Old Norse, Gothic ja

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yea

2 [yey]
adverb
yay2.
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yea (jeɪ)
 
sentence substitute
1.  a less common word for aye
 
adv
2.  archaic, literary or (sentence modifier) 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]

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yea
O.E. gea (W.Saxon), ge (Anglian) "so, yes," an affirmative word in Germanic, cognate with Ger., Dan., Norw., Swed. ja.
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