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4 definitions found
 for Cloven
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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] Cloven-footed

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; akin to OS. klioban, D. klooven, G. klieben,
     Icel. klj[=u]fa, Sw. klyfva, Dan. kl["o]ve and prob. to Gr.
     gly`fein to carve, L. glubere to peel. Cf. Cleft.]
     1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To part or open naturally; to divide.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the
              cleft into two claws.                 --Deut. xiv.
                                                    6.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cloven
      adj 1: (used of hooves) split, divided; "bisulcate hoof" [syn:
             cloven, bisulcate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloven":
     bifurcated, bisected, branched, branching, chinky, cleft, cracked,
     cut, dehiscent, dichotomous, dimidiate, divided, fissured, fissury,
     forked, forking, gaping, gappy, halved, in pieces, in shreds,
     lacerate, lacerated, mangled, mutilated, quartered, ragged,
     ramified, rent, rift, rimose, rimulose, riven, severed, shredded,
     slit, splintered, split, tattered, torn
  
  

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