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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
kopyto sudokopytníka
sorkka
hasított köröm/pata
klauf
kopyto párnokopytníkov
çatal tırnak

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

nzoccolo fesso

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 periodicals archive ?
Neither had cloven hooves or horns apparent - though they have their moments.
O famous guard before a nameless garden, bearded, shaggy, hugely tall, with pelts that fall over your enormous shoulders, much broader than an oxen's back, goat-legged, big-butted, poised on cloven hooves, on your head a basket rests between your horns, your right hand on the handle, your left dangling a cluster of grapes.
I don't consider myself superstitious, but if I spill salt, you can bet your cloven hooves I am throwing a pinch over my shoulder to blind the devil.
The Axxa have cloven hooves and tall horns, and are considered devils.
Washington, January 15 ( ANI ): Charlie Sheen has called his former wife Denise Richards a ''pig'' and said that she has cloven hooves instead of feet.
Traditionally he is portrayed as a horned monster with a pointed tail, cloven hooves, and carrying a trident or pitchfork.
NO FOOD FROM ANIMALS THAT HAVE CLOVEN hooves or chew their cud.
Dubai Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, issued a ministerial resolution temporarily banning the import of animals with cloven hooves from Egypt.
Of the positive cases, 1,626 were discovered in Gharbiya governorate only," Minister Ismail said, adding that the ministry officials have isolated animals with cloven hooves in affected areas, in a bid to contain the outbreak.
He works for a cruel master and only he can see the horns and the cloven hooves which mark his tormentor out as a demon.