pereo (accusative singular pereon, plural pereoj, accusative plural pereojn)
- demise, perdition
From per- (“through”) + eō (“go”).
pereō (present infinitive perīre, perfect active periī, supine peritum); irregular conjugation
- I vanish, disappear, come to nothing.
- I leak; I am absorbed.
- I perish, pass away, die.
- I pine away with love.
Irregular, like eō (“go”), which it compounds. The perfect is usually contracted to periī, but occasionally appears as perīvī.
- pereo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- pereo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “pereo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to die of starvation: fame confici, perire, interire
- to die a natural death: morbo perire, absūmi, consūmi
- I'm undone! it's all up with me: perii! actum est de me! (Ter. Ad. 3. 2. 26)
- the book has been lost: liber intercidit, periit
- they perished to a man: ad unum omnes perierunt