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 (ĭ-klĕpt′) or y·cleped (ĭ-klēpt′, ĭ-klĕpt′)
v. Archaic
A past participle of clepe.

[Middle English icleped, from Old English geclepod, past participle of gecleopian, to call : ge-, verb pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + cleopian, to call.]


a past participle of clepe
having the name of; called
[Old English gecleopod, past participle of cleopian to call]


or y•cleped


Archaic. a pp. of clepe.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English geclypod, past participle of clypian, cleopian to clepe]
References in classic literature ?
I do not ask you to come and see me, since my lodging is not of a magnificence fit for the reception of an eminent member of Monsieur Purgon's profession, but you will find me eating modestly any evening between seven and eight at a restaurant yclept Au Bon Plaisir in Dean Street.
A World War II British codebreaker (many at Bletchley Park were female) would have been appropriately yclept Sadie O.
I have been obliged to lay it aside for the present, however, in order to complete another lengthy rhyme-spinning yclept "Bride-Chamber Talk," of which I have already done about 120 stanzas, & which is to appear in the 2nd No.
As Sung In The Comic Extravaganza Entertainment, Yclept Giovanni In London (1818, 2 eds; 1820).
First, some inquiry into the ontological status of that object of veneration yclept The Constitution, to which everyone (Senators, Judges, Presidents, Popes, Emperors, Antichrists) must swear a most solemn oath to uphold, come hell or high water, subject, it goes without saying, to those procedures for amendment exhaustively described in Article V of that self-same document, and to no other earthly or infernal power world without end amen.