Etymology
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yea (adv.)

Old English gea (West Saxon), ge (Anglian) "so, yes," from Proto-Germanic *ja-, *jai-, a word of affirmation (source also of German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish ja), from PIE *yam-, from pronominal stem *i- (see yon). As a noun, "affirmation, affirmative vote," from early 13c.

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Definitions of yea
1
yea (n.)
an affirmative;
The yeas have it
2
yea (adv.)
not only so, but;
I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice
Synonyms: yeah
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