Cloven Clo"ven (kl[=o]"v'n), p. p. & a. from {Cleave}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

{To show the cloven foot} or {To show the cloven hoof}, to reveal a devilish character, or betray an evil purpose, notwithstanding disguises, -- Satan being represented dramatically and symbolically as having cloven hoofs. [1913 Webster]

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  • cloven — pp. adj. from CLEAVE (Cf. cleave) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cloven — /ˈkloʊvən / (say klohvuhn) verb 1. past participle of cleave2. –adjective 2. cleft; split; divided: cloven feet; cloven hoofs …  

  • Cloven — Cleave Cleave (kl[=e]v), v. t. [imp. {Cleft} (kl[e^]ft), {Clave} (kl[=a]v, Obs.), {Clove} (kl[=o]v, Obsolescent); p. p. {Cleft}, {Cleaved} (kl[=e]vd) or {Cloven} (kl[=o] v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaving}.] [OE. cleoven, cleven, AS. cle[ o]fan;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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