- a simple past tense and past participle of clepe.
- to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).
Origin of clepe
Examples from the Web for clept
Historical Examples of clept
In Ethiopia be many diverse folk; and Ethiope is clept Cusis.
From that city of Erzeroum go men to an hill that is clept Sabissocolle.
And beside the city of Akon runneth a little river, that is clept Belon.
And they went to dwell in the land of Canaan in a place that is clept Shechem.
And above the city is a great mountain that also is clept Polombe.
- (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."