Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Certainly; truly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Certainly; in truth; verily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Archaic Certainly; in truth; verily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb archaic indeed; certainly.

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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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