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Etymology 1[edit]


câte f pl

  1. feminine plural of cât- how many

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin cata, from Ancient Greek κατά ‎(katá). The normal result in old Romanian would have been *cătă, later căte, and was influenced by cât (see the above etymology). Compare Spanish and Portuguese cada, Occitan cadun, French chacun, Italian cadauno.



  1. in groups of, in series of (used to indicate a collective or distributive numeral, and often used with a number, e.g. unul câte unul ("one by one"), câte doi ("two each, in twos, two at a time"))

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