The Collaborative Dictionary
Ycleped \Y*cleped"\, p. p.
[AS. geclipod, p. p. of clipian, cleopian, cliopian, to call. See
, and also the Note
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. Cleped
or; p. pr. & vb. n.
. 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