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 Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes.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.
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?”
Yea, n. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, a vote by yeas and nays.
Note: ☞ 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.”
n : an affirmative; "The yeas have it" [ant: nay]
adv : not only so, but; "I therein do rejoice, yea, and will
rejoice" [syn: yeah]