cloven-footed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English clovefote, from cloven + foot + -ed.

Adjective[edit]

cloven-footed (not comparable)

  1. having the foot divided into parts; cloven-hoofed; fissiped
    • 1966, Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind, translator not credited, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, p. 99,
      The Buffalo clan may not skin any cloven-footed animal nor look at these animals while they are dying.

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References[edit]

  • cloven-footed in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911