centum definition

  • adjective:
    • Designating those Indo-European languages, like the Italic, Hellenic, Celtic and Germanic subfamilies, that merged the palatal velar stops with all the basic velars k, g, gh and maintained a distinction among them and the labiovelars kw, gw, gwh.
    • referring to a Proto-Indo-European language group that did not produce sibilants from a number of palatovelar stops.
  • noun:
    • 100: utilized in the expression per centum, by the hundred.

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