Yes. adv. [ᵹıꞅ, Saxon.] A term of affirmation; the affirmative particle opposed to no.
This were a fit speech for a general in the head of an army, when going to battle: yes, and it is no less fit speech in the head of a council, upon a deliberation of entrance into a war. Bacon.
Yes, you despise the man to books confin'd,
Who from his study rails at human kind,
Though what he learns he speaks. Pope.