from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designating those Indo-European languages, including the Italic, Hellenic, Celtic and Germanic subfamilies, that merged the palatal velar stops with the plain velars k, g, gh and maintained a distinction between them and the labiovelars kw, gw, gwh.
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- adj. referring to a Proto-Indo-European language group that did not produce sibilants from a series of palatovelar stops.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hundred: used in the phrase per centum, by the hundred.
Latin, hundred (a word whose initial sound in classical Latin illustrates the preservation of the Indo-European palatal velar as a velar k).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin centum ("hundred"), the canonical example of a word retaining an original velar stop, as opposed to Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬙𐬇𐬩 (satəm). (Wiktionary)