yclept

or y·cleped

[ ee-klept ]
/ iˈklɛpt /

verb

a past participle of clepe.

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Origin of yclept

before 1000; Middle English ycleped, Old English geclypod, past participle of clypian, cleopian to clepe

Words nearby yclept

yazoo, yb, yba, yc, yclad, yclept, yd, yd., yds., ye, ye jianying

Definition for yclept (2 of 2)

clepe
[ kleep ]
/ klip /

verb (used with object), cleped or clept (also y·cleped or y·clept ), clep·ing. Archaic.

to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).

Origin of clepe

before 900; Middle English clepen, Old English cleopian, variant of clipian; akin to Middle Low German kleperen to rattle
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British Dictionary definitions for yclept (1 of 2)

yclept
/ (ɪˈklɛpt) obsolete /

verb

a past participle of clepe

adjective

having the name of; called

Word Origin for yclept

Old English gecleopod, past participle of cleopian to call

British Dictionary definitions for yclept (2 of 2)

clepe
/ (kliːp) /

verb clepes, cleping, cleped (kliːpt, klɛpt), clept, ycleped or yclept

(tr) archaic to call by the name of

Word Origin for clepe

Old English cleopian; related to Middle Low German kleperen to rattle
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