cloven, adj. split, partly divided.
cloven hoof (or foot) the divided hoof of ruminant quadrupeds (e.g. oxen, sheep, goats); also ascribed to the god Pan, and so to the Devil. show the cloven hoof reveal one's evil nature.
cloven-footed adj. cloven-hoofed adj.
past part. of CLEAVE(1)
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
bisection, bipartition, dichotomy, subdichotomy, halving, dimidiation, bifurcation, forking, branching, ramification, divarication, fork, prong, fold, half, moiety, bisected, cloven
, cleft, bipartite, biconjugate, bicuspid, bifid, bifurcous, bifurcate, bifurcated, distichous, dichotomous, furcular, semi-, demi-, hemi.