certes

adverb
cer·​tes | \ ˈsər-tēz How to pronounce certes (audio) , ˈsərts How to pronounce certes (audio) \

Definition of certes

archaic
: in truth : certainly

First Known Use of certes

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for certes

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, going back to Vulgar Latin *certās, feminine plural accusative (with adverbial value) of Latin certus "fixed, settled, indisputable" — more at certain entry 1

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“Certes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/certes. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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