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Ragnarok (ˈrægnəˌrɑk Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. (Norse mythology) the destruction of the world in the last great conflict between the gods and the forces of evil

Word Origin

ON ragna rǫk, judgment of the gods < ragna, gen. pl. of regin, gods, lit., the counselors (< IE base * rek-, to order) + rǫk, tale, fate (< rekja, to declare < IE base * reĝ-, to put in order > right); confused with ragnarøkkr, twilight of the gods

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