cloven-footed

cloven-hoofed

[kloh-vuhn-hooft, -hooft]
adjective
1.
having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle.
2.
devilish; Satanic.
Also, cloven-footed [kloh-vuhn-foot-id] .


Origin:
1640–50

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cloven hoof or cloven foot
 
n
1.  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
 
cloven foot or cloven foot
 
n
 
cloven-'hoofed or cloven foot
 
adj
 
cloven-'footed or cloven foot
 
adj

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