One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
predicative By the name of.‘a lady yclept Eleanora’
- ‘It is I who is yclept the fool, but…’ Roger punched him out before he could finish, but when I explained Vertumnus was my fool he left in disgust.’
- ‘Taking advantage of the disposition you express to hear from the ‘dear public,’ I beg to submit a few reflections concerning the idiosyncrasies of that part of our city yclept ‘The Street’.’
- ‘It also leads to pronouncing two double consonants when you speak the word; cl and pt. Yclept means named as in ‘I have a dog yclept Rover.’’
- ‘Why art thou so oddly yclept, so whimsically named - oh, got it, you play the HARP.’
Old English gecleopod, past participle of cleopian ‘call’, of Germanic origin.
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