Ragnarok

noun
Rag·​na·​rok | \ ˈrag-nə-ˌräk How to pronounce Ragnarok (audio) , -rək\

Definition of Ragnarok

: the final destruction of the world in the conflict between the Aesir and the powers of Hel led by Loki

called also Twilight of the Gods

First Known Use of Ragnarok

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ragnarok

Old Norse Ragnarǫk, literally, fate of the gods, from ragna, genitive plural of regin gods + rǫk fate, course (later rendered as Ragnarøkkr, literally, twilight of the gods)

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“Ragnarok.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ragnarok. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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