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yea


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yea  \Yea\,  n. 
  An  affirmative  vote;  one  who  votes  in  the  affirmative;  as  a 
  vote  by  yeas  and  nays. 
 
  Note:  In  the  Scriptures,  yea  is  used  as  a  sign  of  certainty 
  or  stability.  ``All  the  promises  of  God  in  him  are  yea, 
  and  in  him  Amen.''  --2  Cor.  i.  20. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yea  \Yea\  (y[=a]  or  y[=e];  277),  adv  [OE.  ye  ya  [yogh]e, 
  [yogh]a,  AS  ge['a];  akin  to  OFries  g[=e],  i[=e],  OS.,  D., 
  OHG.,  G.,  Dan.  &  Sw  ja  Icel,  j[=a],  Goth.  ja  jai,  and 
  probably  to  Gr  "h^  truly,  verily.  [root]188.  Cf  {Yes}.] 
  1.  Yes  ay  a  word  expressing  assent,  or  an  affirmative,  or 
  an  affirmative  answer  to  a  question,  now  superseded  by 
  yes  See  {Yes}. 
 
  Let  your  communication  be  yea,  yea;  nay,  nay. 
  --Matt.  v.  37. 
 
  2.  More  than  this  not  only  so  but  --  used  to  mark  the 
  addition  of  a  more  specific  or  more  emphatic  clause.  Cf 
  {Nay},  adv.,  2. 
 
  I  therein  do  rejoice,  yea,  and  will  rejoice.  --Phil. 
  i.  18. 
 
  Note:  Yea  sometimes  introduces  a  clause,  with  the  sense  of 
  indeed,  verily,  truly.  ``Yea,  hath  God  said  Ye  shall 
  not  eat  of  every  tree  of  the  garden?''  --Gen.  iii.  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  yea 
  n  :  an  affirmative;  "The  yeas  have  it"  [ant:  {nay}] 
  adv  :  not  only  so  but  "I  therein  do  rejoice,  yea,  and  will 
  rejoice"  [syn:  {yeah}] 




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