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errare humanum est

[ er-rah-re hoo-mah-noom -est; English e-rair-ee hyoo-mey-nuhm -est ]
/ ɛrˈrɑ rɛ huˈmɑ nʊm ˈɛst; English ɛˈrɛər i hyuˈmeɪ nəm ˈɛst /
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Latin. to err is human.

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Also hu·ma·num est er·ra·re [hoo-mah-noom est er-rah-re; English hyoo-mey-nuhm est e-rair-ee, -mah-] /huˈmɑ nʊm ɛst ɛrˈrɑ rɛ; English hyuˈmeɪ nəm ɛst ɛˈrɛər i, -ˈmɑ-/ .

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