centum

centum1
/sen"teuhm/, n.
one hundred.
[ < L; see HUNDRED]
centum2
/ken"teuhm, -toom/, adj.
belonging to or consisting of those branches of the Indo-European family of languages that show distinctive preservation of the Proto-Indo-European labiovelars and that show a historical development of velar articulations, as the sounds /k/ or /kh/, from Proto-Indo-European palatal phonemes. The centum branches are Germanic, Celtic, Italic, Hellenic, Anatolian, and Tocharian. Cf. satem.
[1900-05; < L, exemplifying in c- the outcome of IE palato-velar stops characteristic of the group]

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