- Yea means yes.
An example of yea used as an adverb is in the phrase, "They have screamed, yea, in celebration," which means that they have screamed yes in celebration.
- Yea is defined as a yes vote or someone who votes yes.
An example of a yea is a person who votes in support of a new budget.
- yes: used to express affirmation
- indeed; truly; verily: used to introduce a question or statement
- Archaic not only that, but more; moreover: a thousand, yea, ten thousand
Origin of yeaMiddle English ye from Old English gea, akin to German ja
- an affirmative statement or vote
- a person voting in the affirmative
- hurrah: a shout used in cheering
- Yes; aye.
- Indeed; truly: They have spoken, yea, shouted their reply.
- An affirmative statement or vote.
- One who votes affirmatively.
Origin of yeaMiddle English from Old English gēa ; see i- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English ye, Èea, from Old English Ä¡Ä“a, iÄ (“yea, yes"), from Proto-Germanic *ja (“yes, thus, so"), from Proto-Indo-European *yÄ“ (“already"). Cognate with Scots yea, ya (“yes, yea, indeed, so"), Saterland Frisian ja (“yes"), West Frisian ja (“yes"), Dutch ja (“yes"), German ja (“yes, yea"), Swedish ja, jo (“yes, well, indeed"), Icelandic jÃ¡ (“yes"), Latin iam (“now, already").