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.