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Ragnarok

[rahg-nuh-rok] /ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with the evil powers.
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[rahg-nuh-rok, -rœk] /ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk, -ˌrœk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1760-1770
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

/ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the ultimate destruction of the gods in a cataclysmic battle with evil, out of which a new order will arise German equivalent Götterdämmerung
Word Origin
Old Norse ragnarökkr, from regin the gods + rökkr twilight
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Word Origin and History for Ragnarok
n.

in Norse mythology, the last battle of the world, in which gods and men will be destroyed by monsters and darkness, 1770, from Old Norse ragna, genitive of rögn "gods" + rök "destined end" or rökr "twilight." Cf. Gotterdammerung.

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