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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.
Other identically yclept establishments populate numerous U.
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.
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.
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.