Origin of yclept
verb (used with object), cleped or clept (also y·cleped or y·clept ), clep·ing. Archaic.
Origin of clepe
Examples from the Web for yclept
The superstitious declared the gorge was haunted by a frightful, hirsute demon, yclept Hobthurst.The Lancashire Witches|William Harrison Ainsworth
Perhaps another Max—yclept Nordan—can give some explanation for this distinctly morbid dislike.
On one of these our cow gun, yclept "Wearie Willie," was hauled; it took fifty-six oxen to get him up there.A Yeoman's Letters|P. T. Ross
And dared the vengeance of the Russ, whose sway is yclept divine?
At the foot of this rock there is a deep, narrow, crooked cleft, yclept the 'Needle's Eye.'Nooks and Corners of Shropshire|H. Thornhill Timmins