err

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English erren, from Old French errer (to wander, err, mistake), from Latin errō (wander, stray, err, mistake, verb), from Proto-Indo-European *ares- (to be angry, lose one's temper). Cognate with Old English eorre, ierre (anger, wrath, ire), Old English iersian (to be angry with, rage, irritate, provoke), Old English ierre (wandering, gone astray, confused)

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Verb[edit]

err (third-person singular simple present errs, present participle erring, simple past and past participle erred)

  1. (intransitive) To make a mistake.
    • 1910, James P. Porter, chapter 2, Intelligence and Imitation in Birds; A Criterion of Imitation[1], page 7:
      Artificial tests, then, can hardly err on the side of supplying too many opportunities for one bird to see another perform the act which is the model.
    He erred in his calculations, and made many mistakes.
  2. (intransitive) To sin.
  3. (archaic) to stray.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *ausra ‘twilight’, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éusos ‘dawn’ (compare English Easter, Latin aurōra, Lithuanian aušrà).

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err m

  1. dark, darkness

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Estonian[edit]

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err (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter R/r.

Icelandic[edit]

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err n (genitive singular errs, nominative plural err)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter R/r.

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Võro[edit]

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err

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter R/r.