- certainly; in truth.
Origin of certes
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Examples from the Web for certes
It may be his right and duty, but certes it is none of thine.
They say that he hath the strength of six; and, certes, he hath the crimes of six upon his soul.
"Certes, Stephen Hapgood, his wisdom doth not suffice," cried the other.
Certes, we were traitors when we left our rightful lady for a stranger.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Now, certes, there are two ways to London distinction—rank and wealth.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
- archaic with certainty; truly
C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin certus certain
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Word Origin and History for certes
mid-13c., from Old French certes, from Vulgar Latin certas, from Latin certe, adverb from certus (see certain).
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