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Definition yea

Etymology

From Middle English ye, ȝea, ya, ȝa, from Old English ġēa, (“yea, yes”), from Proto-Germanic *ja (“yes, thus, so”), from Proto-Indo-European *yē (“already”). Cognate with Scots yea, ya (“yes, yea, indeed, so”), Saterland Frisian ja, jee (“yes”), West Frisian ja (“yes”), Dutch ja (“yes”), German ja (“yes, yea”), Swedish ja, jo (“yes, well, indeed”), Icelandic (“yes”), Latin iam (“now, already”), Italian già (“now, already”), Spanish ya (“now, already”).

Adverb

yea (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Yes.
  2. Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture).

Conjunction

yea

  1. (archaic) Or even, or more like, nay. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
  2. c. 1633, The Flea, by John Donne

Interjection

yea

  1. (in some dialects of American English, including Southern, Western, and African American Vernacular) Yeah, right, yes.
  2. Misspelling of yay.
  3. Misspelling of yeah. [1]

Noun

yea (plural yeas)

  1. An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken

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