Definition of satem
: of, relating to, or constituting an Indo-European language group in which the palatal stops became in prehistoric times palatal or alveolar fricatives — compare centum
Origin and Etymology of satem
Avestan satəm hundred; from the fact that its initial sound (derived from an alveolar fricative) is the representative of an Indo-European palatal stop — more at hundred
First Known Use: 1901
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