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clepe

play
verb \ˈklep\

Definition of clepe

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

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  name, call



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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