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clepe

verb \ˈklep\
cleped \ˈklept\ yclept \i-ˈklept\ also cleped or ycleped \i-ˈklept\ clep·ing \ˈkle-piŋ\

Definition of CLEPE

transitive verb
archaic
:  name, call
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Examples of CLEPE

  1. <the brewpub, yclept Ye Olde Taverne, has been decorated in Merrie Olde England to within an inch of its life>

Origin of CLEPE

Middle English, from Old English clipian to speak, call; akin to OldFrisian kleppa to ring
First Known Use: before 12th century

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