satem

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬙𐬆𐬨(satəm, hundred). The canonical example of a word that changed Proto-Indo-European palatovelar */ḱ/ into sibilant /s/ by the 3rd millennium BCE, as opposed to Latin centum (hundred). Doublet of hundred and centum.

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satem (not comparable)

  1. (Indo-European studies) Referring to a Proto-Indo-European language group that produced sibilants from a series of palatovelar stops.
    Antonym: centum

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