Yea [OE. ye, ya, [yogh]e, [yogh]a, AS. ge�xa0;; akin to OFries. g, i, OS., D., OHG., G., Dan. & Sw. ja, Icel, ja, Goth. ja, jai, and probably to Gr. truly, verily. . Cf. 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Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes.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.

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.

 

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Yea, n.

An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, a vote by yeas and nays.

⇒ 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.

 

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