hoof

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English hōf, from Proto-Germanic *hōfaz (compare West Frisian/Dutch hoef, German Huf, Danish and Swedish hov), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoph₂ós (compare Russian копыто (kopýto) 'hoof', копать (kopát’) 'to dig', Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬟𐬀 (safa, hoof), Sanskrit शफ (śapha, hoof, claw)).

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Noun[edit]

hooves of a horse.

hoof (plural hoofs or hooves)

  1. The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
  2. (slang) The human foot.
  3. (geometry, dated) An ungula.

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Verb[edit]

hoof (third-person singular simple present hoofs, present participle hoofing, simple past and past participle hoofed)

  1. To trample with hooves.
  2. (colloquial) To walk.
  3. (informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
  4. (colloquial, soccer, transitive) to kick, especially to kick the football a long way downfield with little accuracy.

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Limburgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoof m

  1. garden (an outdoor area containing one or more types of plants)