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Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Latin apparātus, the perfect passive participle of apparō (prepare).


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aparāts m (1st declension)

  1. device, appliance, set, machine, contraption
    telefona aparāts — telephone set
    aparāta detaļas — pieces, parts of the machine
    konstruēt sarežģītu aparātu - to build a complex device
  2. a set of organs of the body that together have a single function; apparatus, system
    dzirdes, runas apārats - the hearing, the speech apparatus
    elpošanas apārats - the respiratory system
  3. structure of an institution, its components, departments, employees, etc.
    valsts aparāts — the structure of the state
    pārkārtot administrativo aparātu — rearrange the administrative system


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