errare humanum est

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Latin[edit]

To err is human.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a longer quote as follows: "Errare (Errasse) humanum est, sed in errare (errore) perseverare diabolicum.", attributed to Seneca, which translates to: "To err is human, but to persist in error (out of pride) is diabolical."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /erˈraː.re huːˈmaː.num est/, [ɛrˈraː.rɛ huːˈmaː.nũ ɛst]

Proverb[edit]

errāre hūmānum est

  1. to err is human

Hyponyms[edit]