adjective cen·tum \ˈken-təm, -ˌtm\

Definition of CENTUM

:  of, relating to, or constituting an Indo-European language group in which the palatal stops did not in prehistoric times become palatal or alveolar fricatives — compare satem

Origin of CENTUM

Latin, hundred; from the fact that its initial sound (a velar stop) is the representative of an Indo-European palatal stop — more at hundred
First Known Use: 1901

Rhymes with CENTUM


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