- to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).
Origin of clepe
- a past participle of clepe.
Origin of yclept
Examples from the Web for ycleped
Historical Examples of ycleped
Account for the second -r in forlorn; and for the y in ycleped.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
A huge vehicle, ycleped the ark of Noah, closed the procession.The Headsman
James Fenimore Cooper
But an oblong bit of iron, ycleped a bolt, was passed across the door on the inside, and prevented her benign intentions.The Abbot
Sir Walter Scott
The thing of legs and arms, ycleped Frank, watched my outgoings from the hotel.
- a past participle of clepe
- having the name of; called
Word Origin for yclept
- (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."