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  • past participle Called; named; -- obsolete, except in archaic or humorous writings.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of yclept: called, named


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  • See yclept.

    January 4, 2008

  • One pretty little fellow called Wyerley, perhaps;

    another jiggeting rascal called Biron, a third simpering varlet of the name of Symmes, and a more hideous villain than any of the rest, with a long bag under his arm, and parchment settlements tagged to his heels, ycleped Solmes...

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    January 4, 2008