Ragnarok

[ rahg-nuh-rok ]
/ ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with the evil powers.

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Also Rag·na·rök [rahg-nuh-rok, -rœk]. /ˈrɑg nəˌrɒk, -ˌrœk/.

Origin of Ragnarok

1760–70; from Old Norse Ragnarǫk, equivalent to ragna, genitive of regin “gods” + rǫk “fate,” misread by some as Ragnarökkr literally, “twilight of the gods”; cf. Götterdämmerung
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British Dictionary definitions for Ragnarok

Ragnarök

Ragnarok

/ (ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk) /

noun

Norse myth the ultimate destruction of the gods in a cataclysmic battle with evil, out of which a new order will ariseGerman equivalent: Götterdämmerung

Word Origin for Ragnarök

Old Norse ragnarökkr, from regin the gods + rökkr twilight
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