y·clept (ĭ-klĕpt) or y·cleped (ĭ-klēpt, ĭ-klĕpt)
A past participle of clepe.
[Middle English icleped, from Old English geclepod, past participle of gecleopian, to call : ge-, verb pref.; see kom in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + cleopian, to call.]
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