YEA

yea, yeah

(adverb) not only so, but; “I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice”

yea

(noun) an affirmative; “The yeas have it”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Adverb

yea (not comparable)

(dated) Yes.

Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture).

Synonyms

• (yes): aye, yep, yes, yup, yeah, yigh (when contradicting)

Antonyms

• nay

• no

Conjunction

yea

(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

Interjection

yea

(in some dialects of American English, including Southern, Western, and African American Vernacular) Yeah, right, yes.

Noun

yea (plural yeas)

An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken

Antonyms

• (An affirmative vote): nay

Etymology 2

Interjection

(nonstandard, proscribed) Alternative spelling of yeah

Etymology 3

Interjection

Misspelling of yay.

Anagrams

• Aye, aye, yae

Source: Wiktionary


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 Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes.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.

Yea, n.

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



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