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.
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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
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clo′ven hoof′


n.
the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation.
Also called clo′ven foot′.
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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
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Translations
kopyto sudokopytníka
sorkka
hasított köröm/pata
klauf
kopyto párnokopytníkov
çatal tırnak

cloven hoof

[ˌkləʊvnˈhuːf] Npata f hendida
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cloven hoof

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

nzoccolo fesso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
As they have cloven feet, they sometimes strike up the stones when they run, which gave occasion to the notion that they threw stones at the hunters, a relation equally to be credited with those of their eating fire and digesting iron.
I was an eye-witness, myself, of the manner in which the Siouxes broke into your encampment, and drove off the cattle; stripping the poor man you call Ishmael of his smallest hoofs, counting even the cloven feet."
In the last few minutes the butler had shed his wings and grown horns, cloven feet, and a forked tail.
Walking through the woods he almost expects to catch glimpses of hamadryads peering from their trees, nymphs rising from the fountains, and startled fauns with shaggy skins and cloven feet scurrying away among the bushes.
"The Devil is said to have cloven feet and we wanted our Um Homar to have that evil connection."
Characterized by cloven feet, red horns, a double set of pointed ears, and phosphorescent green flesh, Hsu's Pan is voluptuous and indeterminately sexed.