adverb Archaic.

certainly; in truth.

Origin of certes

1200–50; Middle English < Old French phrase a certes < Latin *ā certīs, literally, from sure (things); see a-4, certain
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archaic with certainty; truly

Word Origin for certes

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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