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yclept

[ee-klept] /iˈklɛpt/
verb
1.
a past participle of clepe.
Also, ycleped.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English ycleped, Old English geclypod, past participle of clypian, cleopian to clepe

clepe

[kleep] /klip/
verb (used with object), cleped or clept (also ycleped or yclept ) cleping. Archaic.
1.
to call; name (now chiefly in the past participle as ycleped or yclept).
Origin
before 900; Middle English clepen, Old English cleopian, variant of clipian; akin to Middle Low German kleperen to rattle
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British Dictionary definitions for yclept

yclept

/ɪˈklɛpt/
verb
1.
a past participle of clepe
adjective
2.
having the name of; called
Word Origin
Old English gecleopod, past participle of cleopian to call

clepe

/kliːp/
verb clepes, cleping, cleped (kliːpt; klɛpt), clept, ycleped, yclept
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to call by the name of
Word Origin
Old English cleopian; related to Middle Low German kleperen to rattle
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Word Origin and History for yclept

Old English gicliopad; from y- + pas participle of cleopian, cpipian "to speak, call; summon, invoke; implore" (see clepe).

clepe

v.

"to call; to name" (archaic), from Old English cleopian, clipian "to speak, call; summon, invoke; implore."

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