xapat

English translation: Cloven hoof

08:55 Mar 13, 2020
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Agriculture / Describing the hoof of a cow and snout of goat/sheep (Mallorca)
Catalan term or phrase: xapat
I'm not having any luck in finding what this might refer to. Any help would be appreciated.

El potó **xapat** dels bovins fa que l’efecte erosiu de la petjada sigui menor i els dóna més estabilitat a terrenys difícils.
La dentició d’incisius només a la mandíbula i el morro unit dóna una mossegada menys lesiva per a la vegetació que la dels petits remugants. Les cabres i ovelles tenen el morro **xapat** i poden arranar més a l’hora de menjar els brots tendres dels vegetals.
Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 19:33
English translation:Cloven hoof
Explanation:
Xapat means cut, so I believe its is referring to the cloven hoof of the animal making less impact on the land than if they had full hooves like horses for example.

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Note added at 50 mins (2020-03-13 09:46:19 GMT)
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For the mouths, I found this page that might help you: https://www.livescience.com/52540-goat-facts.html
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Helen Blair
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:33
Grading comment
Thanks, Helen! The first example of 'xapat' is cloven/split/divided, and the second is 'split upper lip' :-)
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Cloven hoof


Explanation:
Xapat means cut, so I believe its is referring to the cloven hoof of the animal making less impact on the land than if they had full hooves like horses for example.

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Note added at 50 mins (2020-03-13 09:46:19 GMT)
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For the mouths, I found this page that might help you: https://www.livescience.com/52540-goat-facts.html

Helen Blair
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, Helen! The first example of 'xapat' is cloven/split/divided, and the second is 'split upper lip' :-)
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Helen :-) I was thinking about cloven too, but sheep and goats have cloven feet too, and the text is talking about cows doing less damage than these. But the text is not so well written so....


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Berni Armstrong: It would appear to be cloven hoof, but the following sentences make it clear that the main difference is the shape of the mouths and the configuration of the teeth. It seems the sheep and goats's bite is far more destructive to plants than that of cows.
23 hrs

agree  Tomasso: First appearance of xapat, clovenhoof, as pounted out second occurance may refer to upper hard palate https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29877576
2 days 7 hrs
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