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centum

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] centum (hundred), the canonical example of a word retaining an original velar stop, as opposed to Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬙𐬇𐬩 (satəm).

Pronunciation

Adjective

centum (not comparable)

Positive
centum

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (linguistics) referring to a Proto-Indo-European language group that did not produce sibilants from a series of palatovelar stops.

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Latin

[[Appendix:Latin cardinal numerals|Template:lang:la cardinal numbers]]
[[undecentum#Template:lang:la| <  XCIX ]] C CI
    Cardinal : centum
    Ordinal : [[centesimus#Template:lang:la|centēsimus]]
    Adverbial : [[centiens#Template:lang:la|centiēns]]
    Multiplier : [[centumplex#Template:lang:la|centumplex]]
    Distributive : [[centeni#Template:lang:la|centēnī]]
[[w:la:Main Page|Template:lang:la Wikipedia]] article on centum

Alternative forms

  • Symbol: C

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm. Formal cognates include Sanskrit शत (śata), Old Church Slavonic съто (sŭto) and Old English hund.

Pronunciation

Numeral

centum (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) a hundred; 100
    • 29 BCEVirgil, Georgicon, Book IV, lines 381-383
      Simul ipsa precatur Oceanumque patrem rerum Nymphasque sorores centum quae silvas, centum quae flumina servant.
      Together she entreats father Ocean, and the sister-nymphs who guard a hundred forests and a hundred streams.

Usage notes

The numeral centum behaves like an indeclinable adjective. See Appendix:Latin cardinal numerals for additional information.

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