Latin aberrō (“go astray; err”), from ab (“from, away from”) + errō (“stray”).
aberr (third-person singular simple present aberrs, present participle aberring, simple past and past participle aberred)
- (intransitive, obsolete) To go astray; to err. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.]
- (transitive, rare) Distort; aberrate. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , →ISBN), page 3