It is in late Vulgar Latin that the etymological origin of the verb perish that we are dealing with is found. Specifically, it derives from “perescere” which, in turn, comes from “perire” which means “to die.”
The verb perish refers to the completion of something. It could be end of life, end of life, or something else. For instance: “Before perishing, the poet summoned his daughters and gave them various belongings that he wanted them to treasure”, “We have to prevent the old tree from dying: by perishing, we will lose a part of our history”, “You should not let food perish, because if you eat it when it is out of date, it can cause harm”.
Perishing is often used as a synonym for die or from To die. A person that perishes, therefore, is one that loses its life for some reason: “The driver perished on the spot from the injuries sustained when hitting the wall” is an expression that is equivalent to others such as “The driver died on the spot from injuries sustained when hitting the wall” or “The driver died instantly from injuries sustained when hitting the wall”.
The Business, organizations and other entities may also perish, in the sense of Stop living: “When the company perished, it left fifty people on the street, unemployed”, “The rock group perished when its singer decided to start a solo career”.
However, we cannot ignore that perishing is also used to indicate that a person is extremely poor. In other words, it lacks all the necessary resources to be able to survive and have a decent day-to-day with basic needs covered.
In the same way, the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy refers to the fact that perish can also be used as a pronominal verb with two different meanings:
-On the one hand, it can be used to indicate that you want something with great desire and desire.
-On the other hand, it can mean that someone is violently suffering love or passion.
The food they perish, for their part, when decompose or rot, which makes them no longer edible. Most of these products include a date of expiration or expiration that indicates that, after that day, it is advisable not to eat the food in question. Foods that, due to their characteristics, do not spoil, are classified as non-perishable.
In this sense, therefore, we have to say that there are two clear groups of food, perishable and non-perishable. The latter are the ones that always, in situations of economic crisis or large-scale tragedies, are requested by NGOs and entities of various kinds to be able to give some help to people who lack the resources to survive.
Thus, for example, when a natural catastrophe occurs, it is common for people around the world to be asked to collaborate with the survivors, who have lost everything they had, by giving them food. Therefore, non-perishable food is requested that can reach its destination in optimal conditions.