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Ycleped \Y*cleped"\, p. p. [AS. geclipod, p. p. of clipian, cleopian, cliopian, to call. See Clepe, and also the Note under Y-.] Called; named; -- obsolete, except in archaic or humorous writings. [Spelt also yclept.] [1913 Webster] It is full fair to ben yclept madame. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] But come, thou goddess fair and free. In heaven ycleped Euphrosyne. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Those charming little missives ycleped valentines. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]
Clepe \Clepe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clepedor; p. pr. & vb. n. Cleping. Cf. Ycleped.] [AS. clepan, cleopian, clipian, clypian, to cry, call.] To call, or name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That other son was cleped Cambalo. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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ycleped See clepe
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