- to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).
Origin of clepe
Examples from the Web for clepe
Historical Examples of clepe
And then he made many statutes and ordinances that they clepe Ysya Chan.
And there be many popinjays, that they clepe psittakes their language.
But that is not that east that we clepe our east, on this half, where the sun riseth to us.
And in that isle dwelleth the pope of their law, that they clepe Lobassy.
For schal I clepe it a felonie an or a synne at I haue desired e sauuacioun of e ordre of e senat.
- (tr) archaic to call by the name of
Word Origin for clepe
"to call; to name" (archaic), from Old English cleopian, clipian "to speak, call; summon, invoke; implore."