yea

Yea \Yea\ (y[=a] or y[=e]; 277), adv. [OE. ye, ya, [yogh]e, [yogh]a, AS. ge['a]; akin to OFries. g[=e], i[=e], OS., D., OHG., G., Dan. & Sw. ja, Icel, j[=a], Goth. ja, jai, and probably to Gr. "h^ truly, verily. [root]188. Cf. {Yes}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes. See {Yes}. [1913 Webster] Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay. --Matt. v. 37. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. --Phil. i. 18. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster]