- v. Simple past of clepe.
“Their gretest ballade ys cleped “Tyme of Busynesse,” and gooth sum thing like this:”
“And all Asia the less Asia Minor is y cleped Turkye.”
“And he schal so passe the wature, that ys cleped the Brace of Seynt George, that ys an arm of the see.”
“And on the morwe, thei chosen him to ben here emperour: and thei setten him upon a blak fertre; and aftre that, thei liften him op with gret solempnytee, and thei setten him in a chayer of gold, and diden hym alle maner of reverence; and thei cleped him, Chan, as the white knyght called him.”
“And whan thei ben alle cleped, thei entren eche aftre other, and presentenen the white hors to the emperour; and than gon hire wey.”
“And he wolde have chaunged the name of Jerusalem, and have cleped it Elya: but that name lasted not longe.”
“Erthe, of See and of alle thinges that ben conteyned in hem, wolde alle only ben cleped Kyng of that Lond, whan he seyde,”
“And he preyed oure Lord, that alle tho that preyeden to him, in that place, with gode herte, that he wolde heren here preyere and graunten it hem, zif thei asked it rightefullyche: and oure Lord graunted it him: and therfore Salomon cleped that temple, the”
“And than was his brother y made Soudan, and was cleped Melechnasser.”
“Melchisedeche, was cleped Jebus; and aftre it was clept Salem, unto the tyme of Kyng David, that putte theise 2 names to gidere, and cleped it Jebusalem; and aftre that Kyng Salomon cleped it”
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