Can cloven be used in its verb form like the way broken or eaten is used?

gets cloven to give rise to

is cloven by

Cleaved is a perfectly fine word in this context, but can cloven be used instead?


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Cloven is a less common past participle of the verb to cleave. It's actually used as an adjective, as in the expression "Cloven Hoof", but is not generally used as a past participle.

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