yea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv yea not only so, but "I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice"
    • n yea an affirmative "The yeas have it"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yea 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.”
    • Yea 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."
    • Yea Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes.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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yea Yes; ay: a word that expresses affirmation or assent: the opposite of nay: as, Will you go? Yea.
    • yea Indeed; verily; truly; it is so, or is it so? used to introduce a subject.
    • yea Used to intimate that something is to be added by way of intensiveness or amplification: Not this alone; not only so but also; what is more. Compare the similar use of nay.
    • yea In the authorized version of the Bible, so; thus; true; real; consistent.
    • yea Yea is now used only in the sacred, solemn, or formal style. Yea, being mainly a word of assent, was formerly used chiefly in answer to questions framed affirmatively; yes, a stronger term, was chiefly used in answer to questions containing a negative or otherwise implying a doubt. But the distinction does not appear to have been rigidly maintained; and the assertions of the following quotations about yea and yes, like those about nay and no (see no), must be taken with some allowance.
    • n yea An affirmation.
    • n yea An affirmative vote; hence, one who votes in the affirmative: as, to call the yeas and nays.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Yea yes: verily
    • adj Yea (B.) true
    • n Yea an affirmative vote
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Quotations

  • Matthew Arnold
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    “Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.”
  • Bible
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    “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. [Psalm 23:4]”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Nature... She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ye, ya, ȝe, ȝa, AS. geá,; akin to OFries. , , OS., D., OHG., G., Dan. & Sw. ja, Icel, , Goth. ja, jai, and probably to Gr. "h^ truly, verily. √188. Cf. Yes

Usage

In literature:

Yea, they sometimes drag the poor people out of their chambers, and carry them over Trees and Hills, for divers miles together.
"The Wonders of the Invisible World" by Cotton Mather
Yea, yea, dead corpses would he join to bodies living yet, And hand to hand, O misery!
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Yea, in all things He hath the pre-eminence.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Yea, in the secret of his pavilion he will hide us.
"Journal of a Residence at Bagdad" by Anthony Groves
Yea, do so, quod he.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
In 1889 the vote on a bill granting Municipal Suffrage to women stood 42 yeas, 91 nays in the House; 18 yeas, 8 nays in the Senate.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Yea, I, even I, will allure her and bring her into the desert, and speak comfortably unto her.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
But man dieth and wasteth away; yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
Yea, there is scarcely a house-servant or maid but brags over others.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Yea, what was the condemnation passed upon him by the Illustrious Sufferer?
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
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In poetry:

Fair is my dove, my loved one,
None can with her compare:
Yea, comely as Jerusalem,
Like unto Tirzah fair.
"Marriage Song" by Yehudah ha-Levi
"Sweet, thou art footsore."
"If I bleed,
His feet have bled; yea in my need
His Heart once bled for mine indeed."
"The Three Enemies" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
But every heart shall opened be
Before this judge most high;
Yea, every thought to judgment he
Will bring assuredly.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
If one should break the letter,
Yea, spirit of command,
Think not that thou art better,
Thou may'st not always stand!
"After Thomas Kempis" by George MacDonald
Yea, flames are on the hearthstones;
The ovens are full of bread,
But here the coals are dying
And the flames are dead.
"A Mystery Play" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Yea, softly fed us with her life—
Her bosom like the world in May:
Can it be true that men, thus fed,
Feed women—as I hear them say?
"A Ballad of Woman" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Oh yea, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood did a pretty good job hosting again also.
The team behind The Fed & Phuc Yea heads to Midtown this fall with the opening of Acme Bakery & Coffee.
John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer Yea, I feel the same about 4-12 too, Colt.
"Yea, we here, from Staten Island to the White House".
There is a $150 fundraising minimum per registrant 18 yea.
Yea or nay on landfill energy.
It was passed by a voice vote of "yea" or "nay" so it is difficult to even determine who actually voted for the bill.
All the great food and the family and well yea, Football.
41-yea-old Martin High is charged murdering 84-year-old Glenn Brownlee.
Familiar names made up the winners list, including 91-yea.
MARIETTA — Marietta's city engineer is hoping for a "yea" or "nay" from members of Marietta City Council's streets and transportation committee today regarding the proposed $3.
"Yea, if you think that hurt, wait 'til my super pack of friends show up and give you what you deserve.".
So, former President Bill Clinton was at an event at a casino in Monte Carlo (yea who wasn't in Monte Carlo?
MBA Admissions Consultants, Yea or Nay .
The Index of Industrial Production was up 11.7% in November, the fastest pace of growth in more than two yeas.
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In science:

The SNfactory curve is the redshift distribution of supernovae found and spectroscopically con firmed in our search to date scaled up to 100 SNe/yea r.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The acceptance of a proposal should depend on the subset of “yea” voters.
On Dedekind's problem for complete simple games
Hence the vector ye ⊗ a is never connected to yea ⊗ τ or yeb ⊗ τ , for any τ ∈ A3 .
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
Our know ledge in the subject of entanglement is still far from complete, although significant progress has been made in the recent yea rs and very active research is currently underway.
The separability versus entanglement problem
Something like Kaluza-Klein or some other excited states. I think probably a similar result will come out generally without a so-heavy neutrino problem. (George) Wei-Shu Hou Yea, OK. I can not argue with Kaluza-Klein.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
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