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Cepes vs Clepes - What's the difference?

cepes | clepes |

As a noun cepes

is plural of cepe.

As a verb clepes is

third-person singular of clepe.

cepes

English

Noun

(head)
  • clepes

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (clepe)
  • ----

    clepe

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l), (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)

    Verb

  • (intransitive, archaic, or, dialectal) To give a call; cry out; appeal.
  • (transitive, archaic, or, dialectal) To call; call upon; cry out to.
  • (transitive, archaic, or, dialectal) To call to one's self; invite; summon.
  • (transitive, archaic, or, dialectal) To call; call by the name of; name.
  • * 1385 , Geoffery Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde :
  • For that that som men blamen ever yit,''
    ''Lo, other maner folk commenden it.''
    ''And as for me, for al swich variaunce,''
    ''Felicitee clepe I my suffisaunce.
  • * 1593 , Shakespeare, :
  • She clepes him king of graves, and grave for kings,''
    ''Imperious supreme of all mortal things.
  • * 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses :
  • And there came against the place as they stood a young learning knight yclept Dixon.
  • * 2001 , Glen David Gold, Carter Beats the Devil :
  • World traveling sorcerer supreme Charles Carter, yclept Carter the Mysterious, has made a startling discovery that makes the news from Europe seem mild indeed.
  • (intransitive, now, chiefly, dialectal, often with 'on') To tell lies about; inform against (someone).
  • (intransitive, now, chiefly, dialectal) To be loquacious; tattle; gossip.
  • (transitive, now, chiefly, dialectal) To report; relate; tell.
  • Usage notes

    The verb is obsolete, except in dialects or when used in the past participle yclept which is sometimes used as a deliberate archaism, or as an idiomatic set phrase: aptly yclept .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (now, chiefly, dialectal) A cry; an appeal; a call.
  • with clepes and cries
    ----