clipian

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *klipjaną, *klapjaną (to be noisy, chatter), possibly related to Proto-Germanic *klapōną, *klappōną (to make a sound). Cognate with Old Frisian kleppa, klippa (to sound).

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VerbEdit

clipian

  1. to call out, cry, appeal
    Þā wildan hundas clipiaþ on þǣre nihte.
    The wild dogs cry out in the night.

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  • Middle English: clepen