- The definition of satem is being of a group of particular Indo-European languages.
An example of something satem is the Armenian language.
satem definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Avestan satəm, hundred ; from Sanskrit sátám: see hundred): so named because the initial sound illustrates the typical development in this group of the Indo-European palatal stop, which in the centum group is a velar stop
satem definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Avestan satəm, hundred (a word whose initial sound illustrates the change); see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.