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.]

It is full fair to ben yclept madame. Chaucer.

But come, thou goddess fair and free. In heaven ycleped Euphrosyne. Milton.

Those charming little missives ycleped valentines. Lamb.


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