perish etymology

English word perish comes from Latin ire, Latin pro, Latin per-, Latin -sco, and later Latin *peresco ((Vulgar Latin) I perish.)

Detailed word origin of perish

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ire Latin (lat)
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
per- Latin (lat) Used to form verbs that are intensive or completive, conveying the idea of doing something all the way through or entirely.. Used to make adjectives or verbs that are "very" something.
-sco Latin (lat) Forms inchoative verbs from existing verbs, meaning "to start to (verb), to begin to (verb)".
pereo Latin (lat) I leak; I am absorbed.. I perish, pass away, die.. I pine away with love.. I vanish, disappear, come to nothing.
*peresco Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I perish.
perir Old French (fro) To die; to perish.
perishen Middle English (enm)
perish English (eng) (intransitive) To die; to cease to live.. (intransitive) To to decay and disappear; to wate away to nothing.. (intransitive) to decay in such a way that it can't be used for its original purpose. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to perish.

Words with the same origin as perish

Descendants of ire
circuit commence initial initiation initiative issue itinerary obituary transit
Descendants of pro
purchase pure purpose
Descendants of per-
experience experienced imperfect inexperienced pardon perceive perception perfect perfection perjury perk perky permission permit perpetual persecution persuade persuasion persuasive pierce piercing pilgrim pilgrimage pursue
Descendants of -sco
adult apologise childish coy cricket crickets flourish foolish obsolete quiet quit quite quitter selfish selfishness sore stylish vandalism