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Meaning of err by Wiktionary Dictionary

err


    Etymology

    From Middle English erren, from Old French errer ( “to wander, err, mistake” ), from Latin errō ( “wander, stray, err, mistake”, v ), 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” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /eə/, /ɜː( ɹ )/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ɛɹ/, /ɝ/ ( rare )
    • Rhymes: -eə( r ), -ɜː( r )

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Explanation of err by Wordnet Dictionary

err


    Verb
    1. to make a mistake or be incorrect

    2. wander from a direct course or at random