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EtymologyEdit

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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VerbEdit

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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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *ausra (twilight), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews- (dawn) (compare English Easter, Latin aurōra, Lithuanian aušrà).

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err m

  1. dark, darkness

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EstonianEdit

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

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

FaroeseEdit

NounEdit

err n (genitive singular ers, plural err)

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

DeclensionEdit

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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IcelandicEdit

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err n (genitive singular errs, nominative plural err)

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

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VõroEdit

NounEdit

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

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

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