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cen•tum



Pronunciation: (sen'tum), [key]
n.
one hundred.

cen•tum



Pronunciation: (ken'tum, -toom), [key]
adj.
belonging to or consisting of those branches of the Indo-European family of languages that show distinctive preservation of the Proto-Indo-European labiovelars and that show a historical development of velar articulations, as the sounds (k) or (kh), from Proto-Indo-European palatal phonemes. The centum branches are Germanic, Celtic, Italic, Hellenic, Anatolian, and Tocharian. Cf. satem.

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