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 *h₁ers- (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, in 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 *h₂ews- (dawn) (compare English Easter, Latin aurōra, Lithuanian aušrà).

Noun[edit]

err m

  1. dark, darkness

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

err (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

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

Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

err n (genitive singular ers, plural err)

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

Declension[edit]

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative err errið err errini
Accusative err errið err errini
Dative erri errinum errum errunum
Genitive ers ersins erra erranna

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

err

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative err errek
accusative erret erreket
dative errnek erreknek
instrumental errel errekkel
causal-final errért errekért
translative erré errekké
terminative errig errekig
essive-formal errként errekként
essive-modal
inessive errben errekben
superessive erren erreken
adessive errnél erreknél
illative errbe errekbe
sublative erre errekre
allative errhez errekhez
elative errből errekből
delative erről errekről
ablative errtől errektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
erré erreké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
erréi errekéi
Possessive forms of err
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. errem errjeim
2nd person sing. erred errjeid
3rd person sing. errje errjei
1st person plural errünk errjeink
2nd person plural erretek errjeitek
3rd person plural errjük errjeik

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Further reading[edit]

  • err in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

err n (genitive singular errs, nominative plural err)

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

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Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

err (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

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

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