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YEA, adv. Ya.

1. Yes; a word that expresses affirmation or assent. Will you go? Yea. It sometimes introduces a subject, with the sense of indeed, verily, truly, it is so.

Yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden? Genesis 3.

Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay. Matthew 5.

2. It sometimes enforces the sense of something preceding; not only so, but more.

Therein I do rejoice; yea, and will rejoice. Philippians 1.

3. In Scripture, it is used to denote certainty, consistency, harmony, and stability.

All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him are amen. 2 Corinthians 1.

[In this use, the word may be considered a noun.]

Yea is used only in the sacred and solemn style. [See Yes.]



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YEA, adv. Ya.

1. Yes; a word that expresses affirmation or assent. Will you go? Yea. It sometimes introduces a subject, with the sense of indeed, verily, truly, it is so.

Yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden? Genesis 3.

Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay. Matthew 5.

2. It sometimes enforces the sense of something preceding; not only so, but more.

Therein I do rejoice; yea, and will rejoice. Philippians 1.

3. In Scripture, it is used to denote certainty, consistency, harmony, and stability.

All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him are amen. 2 Corinthians 1.

[In this use, the word may be considered a noun.]

Yea is used only in the sacred and solemn style. [See Yes.]

YEA, adv. [ye; Sax. gea, geac; G. D. and Dan. ja; Sw. jaka, to consent. Qu. G. bejaken, to affirm. Class Cg, No. 25, 26.]

  1. Yes; a word that expresses affirmation or assent. Will you go? yea. It sometimes introduces a subject, with the sense of indeed, verily, truly, it is so. Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden? – Gen. iii. Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay. Matth. v.
  2. It sometimes enforces the sense of something preceding; not only so, but more. Therein I do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. – Phil. i.
  3. In Scripture, it is used to denote certainty, consistency, harmony and stability. All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him are amen. – 2 Cor. i. [In this use, the word may be considered a noun.] Yea is used only in the sacred and solemn style. [See Yes.]

Yea
  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. 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.

  3. 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

YEA, adverb Ya.

1. Yes; a word that expresses affirmation or assent. Will you go? yea It sometimes introduces a subject, with the sense of indeed, verily, truly, it is so.

YEA, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden? Genesis 3:1.

Let your communication be yea yea; nay, nay. Matthew 5:37.

2. It sometimes enforces the sense of something preceding; not only so, but more.

Therein I do rejoice; yea and will rejoice. Philippians 1:18.

3. In Scripture, it is used to denote certainty, consistency, harmony, and stability.

All the promises of God in him are yea and in him are amen. 2 Corinthians 1:17.

[In this use, the word may be considered a noun.]

YEA is used only in the sacred and solemn style. [See Yes.]

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