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certes (not comparable)
- (archaic) Certainly, indeed.
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, The Tragœdy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. […] (First Quarto), London: Printed by N[icholas] O[kes] for Thomas Walkley, […], published 1622, OCLC 724111485, [Act I, scene 1], page 1:
- [F]or certes, ſayes he, / I haue already choſen my officer, and what was he? / Forſooth, a great Arithmeticion, [...]
- (Can we date this quote by Herman Melville and provide title, author's full name, and other details?), Omoo
- This was very unpleasant, at least to myself; though, certes, it did not prey upon the minds of the others.
- “certes” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
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- certainly; indeed; of course
- 1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Parsons Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], OCLC 230972125; republished in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, […], [London]: Printed by [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes […], 1542, OCLC 932884868, folio cvi, verso, column 1:
- Of the hinder part of her buttockes it is ful horrible for to ſe, for certes in that parte of her body there as they purge her ſtynkynge ordure, that foul partie ſhew they to yͤ people proudly in diſpite of honeſtie, which honeſtie that Jeſu Christ and hys frendes obſerued to ſhewe in her life.
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- chertes (northern)
- French: certes