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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
yea /yeɪ/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. (used in stating agreement) yes.
  2. indeed:Yea, and she did hear.
  3. moreover:He was a good, yea, a noble man.

n. [countable]
  1. an affirmative reply or vote:The yeas have it.
  2. a person who votes in the affirmative.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
yea (yā),USA pronunciation  adv. 
  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.

n. 
  1. an affirmation;
    an affirmative reply or vote.
  2. a person who votes in the affirmative.
  • bef. 900; Middle English ye, ya, Old English gēa; cognate with Dutch, German, Old Norse, Gothic ja


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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