Claw (פִּרסָה, parsah', cleft, i.e. cloven foot), prop. a hoof (as usually rendered) of a bifurcated animal (Ex 10:26; Mic 4:13; Eze 32:11), or of a solid-footed quadruped (e.g. a horse, Isa 5:28; Jer 47:3); hence for the distinctive mark of a clean (q.v.) creature ("claw," De 14:16), or the sharp weapons of a beast of prey ("claw," Zec 11:16), or the talons of a predatory bird ("claw," Da 4:33). In one passage (Ps 10:10) the powerful, clawed paw of a lion (q.v.) is poetically denoted by the term עֲציּמים, "strong ones,"

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