cloven hoof


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cloven hoof

n.
1. A divided or cleft hoof, as in deer or cattle. Also called cloven foot.
2. Evil or Satan, often depicted as a figure with cleft hooves.

cloven hoof

or

cloven foot

n
1. (Zoology) the divided hoof of a pig, goat, cow, deer, or related animal, which consists of the two middle digits of the foot
2. the mark or symbol of Satan
ˌcloven-ˈhoofed, ˌcloven-ˈfooted adj

clo′ven hoof′


n.
the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation.
Also called clo′ven foot′.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloven hoof - the mark of Satancloven hoof - the mark of Satan      
stigma, stain, brand, mark - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
2.cloven hoof - a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
hoof - the foot of an ungulate mammal
Translations
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cloven hoof

[ˌkləʊvnˈhuːf] Npata f hendida

cloven hoof

nHuf mder Paarhufer or -zeher; (of devil)Pferdefuß m; pigs have cloven hoovesSchweine sind Paarzeher

cloven hoof

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cleave1

(kliːv) past tense cleft (kleft) cleaved, ~clove (klouv) : past participles cleft, ~cloven (ˈklouvn) verb
to split or divide.
ˈcleavage (-vidʒ) noun
1. the act of splitting; a split.
2. the split between a woman's breasts.
ˈcleaver noun
a butcher's knife.
cloven hoof, cleft hoof
a hoof, like those of cows, sheep etc, which has a split up the centre.
References in classic literature ?
Then the woman has not a cloven hoof for her dairy, or her loom, and I believe even the grunters, foot sore as they be, are ploughing the prairie.
But close behind him, with a fiendish laugh on his features, appeared a figure with horns, a tufted tail, and a cloven hoof.
For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.
In no other walk of life does the cloven hoof so quickly display itself.