Clepe Definition

klēp
cleped, clepes, clept, yclept
verb
To call or address (a person)
Webster's New World
To call by name; name.
Webster's New World

(intransitive, archaic or dialectal) To give a call; cry out; appeal.

Wiktionary

(archaic or dialectal) To call to one's self; invite; summon.

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(intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) (often with on) To tell lies about; inform against (someone).

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noun

(Now chiefly dialectal) A cry; an appeal; a call.

With clepes and cries.
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Origin of Clepe

  • From Middle English clepen, clepien, from Old English cleopian, clipian (“to speak, cry out, call, summon, invoke, cry to, implore”), from Proto-Germanic *klipōną (“to ring, sound”), from Proto-Indo-European *gal- (“to sound”). Cognate with Old Frisian klippa, kleppa (“to ring”), Dutch kleppen (“to toll, chatter”), Middle Low German kleppen (“to strike, sound”), Middle Low German kleperen (“to rattle”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English clepen from Old English cleopian to cry out

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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