Clepe
Clepe Clepe, v. i. To make appeal; to cry out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Wandering in woe, and to the heavens on high Cleping for vengeance of this treachery. --Mir. for Mag. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Clepe — Clepe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleped}or; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleping}. Cf. {Ycleped}.] [AS. clepan, cleopian, clipian, clypian, to cry, call.] To call, or name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That other son was cleped Cambalo. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clepe — [klēp] vt. [ME clepen < OE cleopian, clipian] 1. Obs. to call or address (a person) 2. Archaic to call by name; name: generally in the archaic past participle, yclept, ycleped …   English World dictionary

  • clepe — transitive verb (cleped; yclept; also cleped or ycleped; cleping) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clipian to speak, call; akin to Old Frisian kleppa to ring Date: before 12th century archaic name, call …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clepe — /kleep/, v.t., cleped or clept (also ycleped or yclept), cleping. Archaic. to call; name (now chiefly in the pp. as ycleped or yclept). [bef. 900; ME clepen, OE cleopian, var. of clipian; akin to MLG kleperen to rattle] * * * …   Universalium

  • clepe — to name; to call Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • clepe — v. call, name (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clepe — [[t]klip[/t]] v. t. cleped clept(alsoy•clepedy•clept), clep•ing. archaic to call; name • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE cleopian, var. of clipian; akin to MLG kleperen to rattle …   From formal English to slang

  • clepe — /klip/ (say kleep) verb (t) (cleped or clept or ycleped or yclept, cleping) Obsolete to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept). {Middle English clepien, Old English cleopian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • clepe — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cleped — Clepe Clepe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleped}or; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleping}. Cf. {Ycleped}.] [AS. clepan, cleopian, clipian, clypian, to cry, call.] To call, or name. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That other son was cleped Cambalo. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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