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Definition of cloven (Meaning of cloven)
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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.
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	              O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain. --Shak.
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	     2. To part or open naturally; to divide.
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	              Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the
	              cleft into two claws.                 --Deut. xiv.
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	  Cloven Clo"ven (kl[=o]"v'n), p. p. & a.
	     from {Cleave}, v. t.
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	     {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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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