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

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  • centum — CÉNTUM adj. (lingv.; în sintagma) Limbă centum = limbă indo europeană care a păstrat în evoluţia ei sunetele velare g şi k nealterate înaintea vocale lor e şi i. – cf. lat. c e n t u m o sută . Trimis de valeriu, 03.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • centum — [ken′təm, sen′toom] adj. [L, HUNDRED: so named because the initial velar stop of L centum illustrates the typical development in this group from the IE palatal stop (i.e., IE k̑ → centum k, satem sh)] designating or of the group of Indo European… …   English World dictionary

  • Centum — (lat.), hundert …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Centum — (lat.), hundert …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Centum — (lat.), hundert …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • CENTUM — oppid. Ducatus Ferrariensis sat cultum, alias munitum, in confinio ditionis Mutinensis, 18. milliar. a Bononia, Mirandulam versus, prope Rhevum amnem, sub Pontifice …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Centum — Distribución de las lenguas Centum (en azul) y las Satem (en rojo), además de otras independientes como el tocario y las anatolias. Las lenguas centum son las que comparten la no palatalización de los fonemas protoindoeuropeos reconstruidos /*k/ …   Wikipedia Español

  • centum — cèn·tum agg.inv., lat. TS ling. solo nella loc. → lingua centum {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: kentum. ETIMO: lat. centum propr. cento …   Dizionario italiano

  • centum — I. ˈsentəm noun ( s) Etymology: Latin more at hundred : hundred sometimes used instead of cent in phrases per centum II. ˈkentəm, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • centum — /ˈkɛntəm/ (say kentuhm) adjective relating to those Indo European languages which retained the velar {k} from primitive Indo European, in contrast to those which changed the {k} to {s}. Compare satem. {Latin centum hundred (an example of this… …   Australian English dictionary

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