How shal it an ben quod I. nis er an no ing at by ryt may be cleped eyer happe or ellis auenture of fortune.
And because that Ninus performed it, he cleped it Nineveh after his own name.
Thanne comth the sinne of worldly sorwe, swich as is cleped tristicia, that sleeth man, as seint Paul seith.
Of which men schulden gladly herken and enquere with al here herte, to wyte, what is penitence, and whens is cleped penitence?
For yif so be at perfeccioun is don awey, men may nat inke nor seye fro whennes ilke ing is at is cleped inperfit.
To MS. in ane cite at was i cleped Cane in a time at godes sune yede in ere flesliche.
Yes madame, said Galgano: God himself could not do me a greater pleasure, than to suffer me to be cleped within your armes.
And they set him in a chair of gold and did him all manner of reverence, and they cleped him Chan, as the white knight called him.
For He cleped yt valerye and theophraste, you saye some wolde haue vs reade Valery and his Paraphraste.
And when they be all cleped, they enter each after other, and present the white horses to the emperor, and then go their way.
"to call; to name" (archaic), from Old English cleopian, clipian "to speak, call; summon, invoke; implore."