Ragnarok


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Rag·na·rok

 (räg′nə-rŏk′)
n.
In Norse mythology, the apocalyptic battle that the gods will fight against the giants before the world perishes in flame and is created anew.

[Old Icelandic Ragnarökkr, Ragnarök : ragna, genitive pl. of regin, the gods (pl.) + rökr, rökkr, twilight or rök, reason, origin, marvel (perhaps originally "twilight of the dawn, rebirth" ); both akin to Old Icelandic rökva, rökkva, to grow dark, and Greek Erebos, Erebus.]

Ragnarök

(ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk) or

Ragnarok

n
(Norse Myth & Legend) 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
[Old Norse ragnarökkr, from regin the gods + rökkr twilight]

Rag•na•rok

(ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk)

n.
(in Norse myth) the destruction of the gods and of humankind in a final battle between the Aesir and their enemies.
[1760–70; < Old Norse Ragnarǫk=ragna, genitive of regin gods + rǫk fate, misread by some as Ragnarökkr literally, twilight of the gods]
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myth - a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
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