Yea meaning

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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.

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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.

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Yes; aye.
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Indeed; truly.

They have spoken, yea, shouted their reply.

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An affirmative statement or vote.
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One who votes affirmatively.
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Yes.
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Indeed; truly; verily.
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Not only that, but more; moreover.

A thousand, yea, ten thousand.

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An affirmative statement or vote.
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A person voting in the affirmative.
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Yes.
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Hurrah.
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(dated) Yes.
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Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture)

The pony was yea high.

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(in some dialects of American English, including Southern, Western, and African American Vernacular) Yeah, right, yes.
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Common misspelling of yeah.
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An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken.
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Origin of yea

  • Middle English from Old English gēa i- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ye, ȝea, from Old English Ä¡Ä“a, iā (“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 já (“yes"), Latin iam (“now, already").

    From Wiktionary