Yea Definition

yeas
adverb
Yes.
Webster's New World
Indeed; truly; verily.
Webster's New World
Not only that, but more; moreover.
A thousand, yea, ten thousand.
Webster's New World

(dated) Yes.

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

The pony was yea high.
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noun
yeas
An affirmative statement or vote.
Webster's New World
A person voting in the affirmative.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
nay
interjection
Yes.
Webster's New World
Hurrah.
Webster's New World

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

Wiktionary

Common misspelling of yeah.

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Synonyms:
wellayeokay
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Other Word Forms of Yea

Noun

Singular:
yea
Plural:
yeas

Origin of Yea

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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