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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

Example Sentences Including 'Ragnarok'

Ragnarok repeats, unlike the [Christian] apocalypse, which happens only once.
Killing the Buddha (2004)
Korean-based Ragnarok Online, for example, boasts 17 million users worldwide in a game where players can battle, chat or obtain pets.
USA Today (2004)

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