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English

Alteration of yea (yes; even, truly, verily). More at yea.

Azerbaijani

Ultimately from Proto-Turkic *yāy (summer).

Turkish

From Old Turkic ya, from Proto-Turkic *jā(j) (bow).

Cognate with Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar yay Gagauz yay or yayı, Bashkir йәйә (yäyä) or ян (yan), Chuvash ҫу (śu), Nogai яй (yay), Khakas чаӌах (çacax), Karaim yay, Karakalpak jay, Kazakh жай (jay), Kyrgyz жаа (caa) ,Southern Altai јаа (ǰaa, bow), Tatar җәйә (cäyä) ,Turkmen ýaaý, Uzbek yoy,Tuvan ча (ča), Uyghur يا (ya) etc.