ragnarök

Ragnarok

[rahg-nuh-rok]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with the evil powers.
Also, Ragnarök [rahg-nuh-rok, -rœk] .


Origin:
1760–70; < Old Norse Ragnarǫk, equivalent to ragna, genitive of regin gods + rǫk fate, misread by some as Ragnarökkr literally, twilight of the gods; compare Götterdämmerung

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Ragnarök or Ragnarok (ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk)
 
n
Norse myth German equivalent: Götterdämmerung the ultimate destruction of the gods in a cataclysmic battle with evil, out of which a new order will arise
 
[Old Norse ragnarökkr, from regin the gods + rökkr twilight]
 
Ragnarok or Ragnarok
 
n
 
[Old Norse ragnarökkr, from regin the gods + rökkr twilight]

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Ragnarok
in Norse mythology, the last battle of the world, in which gods and men will be destroyed by monsters and darkness, 1770, from O.N. ragna, gen. of regin "the gods" + rök "destined end" or rökr "twilight."
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