Designating those Indo-European languages, including the Indo-Iranian, Armenian, and Balto-Slavic branches, in which original palatal velar stops became fricatives (as k' > s or š ) and labiovelar stops became plain velars (as kw > k ).
Designating or of the group of Indo-European languages, including Indo-Iranian, Slavic, Baltic, Albanian, and Armenian, in which a prehistoric change of certain original stops into sibilants sets these languages apart from those of the centum group.
The definition of satem is being of a group of particular Indo-European languages.
An example of something satem is the Armenian language.
Alternative spelling of satem.
Origin of satem
Avestan satəm hundred (a word whose initial sound illustrates the change) dekm̥ in Indo-European roots