verb (used with object), cleped or clept (also y·cleped or y·clept ), clep·ing. Archaic.
Origin 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.
Word Origin for yclept
verb clepes, cleping, cleped (kliːpt, klɛpt), clept, ycleped or yclept
Word Origin for clepe
"to call; to name" (archaic), from Old English cleopian, clipian "to speak, call; summon, invoke; implore."