Thursday, November 07, 2013
clepe verb [kleep] Archaic. to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).
Definitions for clepe
- Archaic. to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).
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Citations for clepe
…That none of us not speak a single word, / Nor clepe nor cry, but be in his prayere, / For that is Godde's owen heste dear.
After all these there marcht a most faire Dame, / Led of two grysie Villeins, th' one Despight, / The other cleped Cruelty by name: / She, dolefull Lady, like a dreary Spright / Cald by strong charmes out of eternall night, / Had Deathes owne ymage figurd in her face…