[ in-er-uh nt, -ur- ]
/ ɪnˈɛr ənt, -ˈɜr- /


free from error; infallible.

Origin of inerrant

1645–55; < Latin inerrant-, equivalent to in- in-3 + errant-, stem of errāns present participle of errāre to wander, err; see -ant
Related formsin·er·ran·cy, nounin·er·rant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for inerrant



1650s, in reference to "fixed" stars (as opposed to "wandering" planets), from Latin inerrantem (nominative inerrans) "not wandering," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + errans, present participle of errare "to err" (see err).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper