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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Archaic Certainly; truly.

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  • adv. indeed; certainly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Certainly; in truth; verily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Certainly; in truth; verily.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French (a) certes, perhaps from Latin ad certās or from Vulgar Latin *certānus, both from Latin certus, certain; see certain.

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From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin certus ("certain").

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