câte f pl
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.
- 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"))