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one hundred.
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] /x/ (Show IPA) from Proto-Indo-European palatal phonemes. The centum branches are Germanic, Celtic, Italic, Hellenic, Anatolian, and Tocharian.
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denoting or belonging to the Indo-European languages in which original velar stops (k) were not palatalized, namely languages of the Hellenic, Italic, Celtic, Germanic, Anatolian, and Tocharian branches Compare satem


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  • Centuple

    a hundred times as great; hundredfold. to increase 100 times. Historical Examples

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    to increase 100 times; centuple. a hundredfold. a number or quantity increased a hundredfold. verb (sɛnˈtjuːplɪˌkeɪt) (transitive) to increase 100 times adjective (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt) increased a hundredfold noun (sɛnˈtjuːplɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt) one hundredfold

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    existing for an indefinite number of centuries. very old; ancient. Historical Examples

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