Related to Perishment: perishing


n.1.The act of perishing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It knows enough to move toward silence: "Deepinsnow"--then a contraction "eepinnow, / e - i -o." Celan has signed this poem with an invisible Hebrew signature, reducing human perishment, Tiefimschnee, to the vowels alone, which in Hebrew have no characters to represent them--thus reducing to a kind of Scriptural silence.