err

[ur, er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken; be incorrect.
2.
to go astray morally; sin: To err is human.
3.
Archaic. to deviate from the true course, aim, or purpose.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English erren < Old French errer < Latin errāre; akin to Gothic airzjan, Old High German irrôn, German irren

errability, noun
errable, adjective

1. air, e'er, ere, err, heir ; 2. er, err, ur-, Ur.


2. transgress, lapse.
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err (ɜː)
 
vb
1.  to make a mistake; be incorrect
2.  to stray from the right course or accepted standards; sin
3.  to act with bias, esp favourable bias: to err on the side of justice
 
[C14: erren to wander, stray, from Old French errer, from Latin errāre]

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err
c.1300, from O.Fr. errer, from L. errare "wander, go astray, be in error" (a general Gmc. borrowing, cf. O.H.G. arunti "message," O.N. erendi, Goth. airziþa "error, deception"), from PIE base *ers- "wander around" (cf. Skt. arsati "flows," O.E. ierre "angry, straying"). Related: Erred; erring.
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Example sentences
Custom computer cases tend to err toward the extreme -- extremes of weirdness,
  cleverness and neon.
To err is human, to persevere in error is the act of a fool.
But if we are to err, it is best that we err on the side of safety.
Some governments instruct public servants to err on the side of openness.
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