Clepe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Clepe To call, or name. "That other son was cleped Cambalo."
    • v. i Clepe To make appeal; to cry out. "Wandering in woe, and to the heavens on high Cleping for vengeance of this treachery."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clepe To give a call; cry out; appeal.
    • clepe To call; call upon; cry out to.
    • clepe To call to one's self; invite; summon.
    • clepe To call by the name of; name.
    • n clepe A cry; an appeal; a call.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Clepe klēp (arch.) to call: to name
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. clepan, cleopian, clipian, clypian, to cry, call
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. clipian, to call.

Usage

In literature:

Led of two gryslie villains, th' one Despight, The other cleped Crueltie by name.
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
His barge y-cleped was the Maudelayne.
"Medieval People" by Eileen Edna Power
I am y-cleped Madame Eglantine.
"The Belles of Canterbury" by Anna Bird Stewart
This signe of Capricorne is also cleped the Tropik of Winter, for thanne byginneth the sonne to come agayn to us-ward.
"Astronomical Lore in Chaucer" by Florence M. Grimm
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