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Etymology 1Edit

Latin clava.

AdjectiveEdit

claviform (comparative more claviform, superlative most claviform)

  1. Club-shaped.
    Claviform symbols were inscribed on the wall of the cave.

Etymology 2Edit

Latin clavus.

AdjectiveEdit

claviform (comparative more claviform, superlative most claviform)

  1. Nail-shaped.

Etymology 3Edit

Latin clavis.

AdjectiveEdit

claviform (comparative more claviform, superlative most claviform)

  1. Key-shaped.
    • 2009, Bruno Barbatti, Berber Carpets of Morocco: The Symbols Origin and Meaning (→ISBN):
      Leroi-Gourhan identifies the following male signs: hook, single and double bars, dots and rows of dots. The bars derive from the phallus and the dots – we are convinced – stand for drops of sperm. He identifies the following female signs: triangles, rectangles, oval, derived from vulva and pudenda, and claviform, i.e. key-shaped signs, abstractions from a woman's figure with prominent backside (row H).