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