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)
- two each, in twos, two at a time