Definitions

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  • adv. yea; yes
  • interj. Yeah, yes.
  • interj. Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)
  • pro. Eye dialect spelling of you.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Yea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal form of you.
  • n. In chem., the designation first given by Marignac in 1880 to the metal now known as gadolinium, its oxid having been obtained, along with that of yttrium and other elements of the same group, from the samarskite of North Carolina.
  • n. An old spelling of yea.

Etymologies

Reduced form of you. (Wiktionary)
Apparently from German ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English ya, from Old English ġēa,  ("yea, yes"). More at yea. (Wiktionary)

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