yclept


Also found in: Wikipedia.

y·clept

 (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.]

yclept

(ɪˈklɛpt)
vb
a past participle of clepe
adj
having the name of; called
[Old English gecleopod, past participle of cleopian to call]

y•clept

or y•cleped

(iˈklɛpt)

v.
Archaic. a pp. of clepe.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English geclypod, past participle of clypian, cleopian to clepe]
Translations
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 local hair salon is named "Beyond Beauty." Other identically yclept establishments populate numerous U.S.
Frederick, yclept the Great, and Catherine, who is also yclept the Great, in carrying out their Polish policy were described as magnanimous and liberal minded sovereigns who were intervening only with a view to maintaining law and order, and to securing the rights of the "dissidents" or nonconformists.
Similarly, the Percy Folio (London, British Library, Additional MS 27879) places "A Prince" among ballads and love poems: preceding it are such works as "Lady Bessye," (22) "Are women faire," (23) "I dreamed my love," (24) "A Cavilere," (25) and, following the prophecy, "Maudline" (26) and "Come pretty wanton." (27) In this copy, "yclept" (line 4) is spelled "Jcilippedd," suggesting that the scribe did not recognize this archaic word, while the surrounding contents imply that the compiler did not understand the historical import of the poem.
Leicester is still Caerlyr in Welsh, or "the fort of Leir." According to that same folk tale, his youngest daughter, yclept Cordelia, buried him in a chamber beneath the river--and from such Mercian archetypes the same Midlands dreamer who so disliked Richard III wove an equally famous story, of a mythical monarch hagridden by suspicion and madness.
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.
Her letters, although marred by an unfortunate tendency to use the archaic word "yclept," are less taxing to read.
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.
A World War II British codebreaker (many at Bletchley Park were female) would have been appropriately yclept Sadie O.