Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old spelling of yea.
  • A dialectal form of you.
  • noun 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.

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

  • adverb obsolete Yea.

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  • pronoun Eye dialect spelling of you.
  • adverb Northern England, Scotland yea; yes
  • interjection informal Yeah, yes.
  • interjection informal Go. (Spoken to horses and cattle.)

Etymologies

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Reduced form of you.

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From Middle English ya, from Old English ġēa,  ("yea, yes"). More at yea.

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Apparently from German ja and cognates in other Germanic languages; related to English yeah.

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