"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 11 July 2009


An archaic word meaning named. A typical example of the sort of word to be found in Peter Bowler's "The Superior Person's Book of Words". Clepe was Old English for a name or, as a verb, meant to name. It is pronounced EEK-lept.

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