Ycleped Y*cleped", p. p. [AS. geclipod, p. p. of clipian, cleopian, cliopian, to call. See {Clepe}, and also the Note under {Y-}.] 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]

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  • yclept — or y clept [ē klept′] vt. [ME ycleped < OE geclypod < ge ,Y + pp. of clipian, to call, CLEPE (popularized by SPENSER2 Edmund & MILTON2 John)] Archaic called; named; known as [a giant yclept Barbarossa]: also sp …   English World dictionary

  • yclept — O.E. gicliopad; see Y (Cf. y ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • yclept — adjective /ɪˈklɛpt/ Called, named. But come, thou Goddess fair and free/ In heaven yclept Euphrosyne …   Wiktionary

  • yclept — or ycleped Etymology: Middle English, from Old English geclipod, past participle of clipian to cry out, name past participle of clepe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yclept — /ee klept /, v. a pp. of clepe. Also, ycleped. [bef. 1000; ME ycleped, OE geclypod, ptp. of clypian, cleopian to CLEPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • yclept — y·clept || ɪ klept adj. called by name (Archaic)v. call, name (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yclept — [ɪ klɛpt] adjective archaic by the name of. Origin OE gecleopod, past participle of cleopian call , of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • yclept — y•clept or y•cleped [[t]iˈklɛpt[/t]] v. fun archaic a pp. of clepe • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE geclypod, ptp. of clypian, cleopian to clepe …   From formal English to slang

  • yclept — adj. archaic or joc. called (by the name of). Etymology: OE gecleopod past part. of cleopian call f. Gmc …   Useful english dictionary

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