from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past participle of clepe.
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- adj. Called, named.
- v. Past participle of clepe
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Forms of the preterit and past participle of clepe.
Words like pantywaist I should probably label as obsolete; a word like yclept, which crops up either facetiously or evocatively in speech and writing now and then, I should label as archaic.
Well, on to the meat of the mag, yclept Black Amazon of Mars, or Stark Rides Again!
Know, then, that I am the daughter of King Hardub of Roum; my name is Abrizah and the ancient dame, yclept Zat al-Dawahi, is my grandmother by the sword side.
This mighty monarch had a son yclept Sharrkan,143 who was likest of all men to his father and who proved himself one of the prodigies of his time for subduing the brave and bringing his contemporaries to bane and ban.
Then the Kings said each to other, It remaineth only for us to wreak our revenge upon the old woman Shawahi, yclept Zat al-Dawahi, because she is the prime cause of all these calamities and cast us into adversity on this wise.
Ron & Don (KIRO, m-f, 4-7p) said on-air Thursday that "Sheriff Hairspray," (as he's yclept in King County legal circles) won't return their calls, but Darcy "comes down any time we ask her to."
The shortest path from the Hollow to the Rectory wound near a certain mansion, the same under whose lone walls Malone passed on that night-journey mentioned in an early chapter of this work - the old and tenantless dwelling yclept Fieldhead.
There had been talk at first, both inside and outside the Francais, of a satirical piece called the Petty Bourgeois, but having nothing except the name in common with his unfinished novel similarly yclept.
There was a sort of scholars along either side the board, that is to wit, Dixon yclept junior of saint
And there came against the place as they stood a young learningknight yclept Dixon.