Definition of Clepe

1. v. t. To call, or name.



2. v. i. To make appeal; to cry out.

Definition of Clepe

1. Verb. (intransitive archaic or dialectal) To give a call; cry out; appeal. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive archaic or dialectal) To call; call upon; cry out to. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive archaic or dialectal) To call to one's self; invite; summon. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive archaic or dialectal) To call; call by the name of; name. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive now chiefly dialectal) (context: often with ''on'') To tell lies about; inform against (someone). ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive now chiefly dialectal) To be loquacious; tattle; gossip. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive now chiefly dialectal) To report; relate; tell. ¹

8. Noun. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) A cry; an appeal; a call. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clepe

1. to call by name [v CLEPED or CLEPT, CLEPING, CLEPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clepe

clems
clenbuterol
clench
clenched
clenched fist
clenched fist sign
clencher
clenchers
clenches
clenching
clencht
clenoliximab
cleoid
cleome
cleomes
clepe (current term)
cleped
clepes
clepest
clepeth
cleping
clepsydra
clepsydrae
clepsydras
clept
cleptocrac­­­­­­­­­­­­­­y
cleptomania
cleptomaniac
cleptomaniacs
cleptoparasite

Literary usage of Clepe

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1. The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Text with Illustrative Notes by Geoffrey Chaucer (1851)
"... I dar wel sayn, He may by no way clepe his word agayn. Thing that is sayd is sayd, and forth it goth, Though him repent, or be him never so loth, ..."

2. Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, Terms & Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"... sorrowing ay in paine, " To the II clepe, thou goddess of tout-ment, " That helpeth ... clepe ..."

3. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville: The Version of the Cotton Manuscript in by John Mandeville, Willem van Ruysbroeck, Odorico (1905)
"And in that same place was Adam formed and made, after that some men say : (for men were wont for to clepe that place the field of Damascus, because that it ..."

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