(adverb) not only so, but; “I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice”
(noun) an affirmative; “The yeas have it”
Source: WordNet® 3.1
yea (not comparable)
Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture).
• (yes): aye, yep, yes, yup, yeah, yigh (when contradicting)
(archaic) Or even, or more like, nay. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
(with modern spelling) [N]ow such a life ungodly, without a care of doing the will of the Lord (though they profess him in their mouths, yea though they believe and acknowledge all the Articles of the Creed, yea have knowledge of the Scriptures) yet if they live ungodly, they deny God, and therefore shall be denied
(in some dialects of American English, including Southern, Western, and African American Vernacular) Yeah, right, yes.
yea (plural yeas)
An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken
• (An affirmative vote): nay
(nonstandard, proscribed) Alternative spelling of yeah
Misspelling of yay.
• Aye, aye, yae
Yea (ya or ye; 277), adv. Etym: [OE. ye, ya, ýe, ýa, AS. geá; akin to
OFries. g, i, OS., D., OHG., G., Dan. & Sw. ja, Icel, ja, Goth. ja,
jai, and probably to Gr. 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affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes.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.
Definition: 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.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition