par-, para-

(Latin: to make ready, to get ready, to put in order; to furnish, to prepare)

absorption apparatus (s) (noun), absorption apparatuses (pl)
A device, used in measuring gases, that absorbs a gas or some constituent from a mixture and estimates the quantity either from properties of the absorbed material or from the reduced residual volume remaining after absorption: "Mr. Dillman studied the operations manual of the absorption apparatus for three days before he conceded defeat."
acoustic apparatus (s) (noun); acoustic apparatuses (pl)
The numerous body organs and structures consisting of hearing; especially, the various parts of the ear: As future ear, eye, nose and throat specialists, some of the medical students found the acoustic apparatus to be the most difficult to master.
apparatus (s) (noun), apparatuses (pl)
1. The machines, tools, and equipment or machinery designed to serve a specific function for technical or scientific applications or that which is needed for a particular activity or purpose; for example, an X-ray apparatus.

A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism.

2. The complex structure of a particular organization or system or method by which an organization is operated or maintained; such as, an apparatus of government.
3. A group or system of body organs that collectively perform a specific function or process; such as, the respiratory apparatus, the digestive apparatus, or the vestibular apparatus (structures of the inner ear concerned with stimuli of equilibrium, including the semicircular canals, saccule, and utricle).
4. Etymology: from Latin apparatus, "tools, implements, equipment; preparation, a preparing" or "equipment which has been prepared for a particular use" or "purpose"; from the past participle stem of apparare "to prepare"; from ad-, "to" + parare, "to make ready".
apparatus digestorius, digestive apparatus, systema digestorium, digestive organs, digestive system, alimentary system
The mouth, pharynx, and alimentary tract and their associated glands and organs; which are concerned with digestion, absorption, and excretion of food products: Suffering from constant digestive problems, Sid finally had a thorough series of medical tests on his apparatus digestorius.
apparatus respiratorius, respiratory apparatus, system respiratorium, respiratory system, respiratory tract
An interconnected series of air passages, cavernous organs, and cells that permit the introduction of oxygen, the exchange of gases, and the removal of carbon dioxide from the body as well as, in humans, the production of seech.

The anatomical components involved include the external nose and nasal cavity, the oral cavity and pharynx, paranasal sinuses, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, and thoracic cavity; as well as, the muscles related to their activities or functions.

apparel (s) (noun), apparels (pl)
1. Clothing; such as, shirts, dresses, coats, etc., especially, of a fine or decorative kind: Women’s apparel is typically more varied than men’s.

It includes external clothing, vesture, garments, dress, garb, and other external habiliments or array.

2. A sea vessel's gear and equipment; such as, the furniture of a ship, masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.: The apparel of a ship in the 18th Century was a higher expense than the sailors’ wages.
3. To make o tor get (something) ready; to prepare.
4. Etymology: " to equip", from Old French apareillier, from Vulgar (Common) Latin appariculare, from Latin apparare "to prepare, to make ready".

This term comes either from Latin apparare, "to prepare, to make ready"; or from Common Latin, ad + particulare, "to put things together".

Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant. (Latin statement)
Translation: "Hail, Caesar, they who are about to die salute you."

"Spoken to Claudius by gladiators prior to entering the arena to fight. This may have been a sarcastic salutation."

"Suetonius tells us in his Lives of the Caesars that Emperor Claudius (A.D. 41-A.D. 54) so enjoyed these spectacles, he ordered that even those who fell accidentally be put to death. He wanted to watch their faces as they died."

bioparent (s) (noun), bioparents (pl)
A natural parent.
Divide et impera. (Latin maxim)
Translation: "Divide and rule."

1. A reference to the policy of stirring up dissension and rivalries within the ranks of one's enemies, as Caesar did in Gaul and elsewhere.

2. This ancient political maxim, adopted by Machiavelli, is also given as Divide ut regnes and as Divide ut imperes, all of which mean "divide [the opposition] in order to rule" or "divide and conquer".

Ego sum rex Romanus (imperator Romanorum) et super grannaticam. (Latin statement)
Translation: "I am the king of Rome and above grammar."

Words spoken by the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund at the Council of Constance (1414-1418) when a cardinal corrected his Latin.

emperor (s) (noun), emperors (pl)
1. The male sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire; such as, the emperors of Rome.
2. Etymology: from Old French empereor, French empereur from Latin imperatorem,"ruler, commander, emperor", from imperatus, "to command", from im-, "in" and parare, "to prepare".
empire (s) (noun), empires (pl)
Etymology: from Old French empire, "imperial rule", from Latim imperium "rule, command", from imperare, "to command" from im-, "in" + parare, "to order, prepare".
empress (s) (noun), empresses (pl)
1. The female ruler of an empire: "Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia for sixty-seven years."
2. The spouse or widow of an emperor: Catherine I of Russia, who succeeded her husband, was empress for only two years."
Fugit irreparabile tempus. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Time irretrievably is flying."

Another version is, "We cannot stop time in its tracks." The shorter Tempus fugit is taken from the longer Fugit irreparabile tempus which itself is a slightly shortened form of a line from Virgil's Georgics.

imperative (adjective), more imperative, most imperative
1. Referring to something that is very important: The exploding sidewalks in London make it an imperative responsibility of the city officials to solve the problem before someone is killed.
2. In grammar, a form that expresses a command instead of a normal statement or a question: "Jimmy, eat your spinach!" is an imperative sentence.
Very definitely necessary and essential.
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Expressive as a command which is not to be delayed.
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