ragnarǫk

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From regin (gods) +‎ rǫk (fate, judgment).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈraɡnaˌrɒk/, /ˈraɡnaˌrœk/

Noun[edit]

ragnarǫk n pl

  1. the fate of the gods; Ragnarok
    • the Vǫluspá (Hauksbók version, with normalized orthography)
      Geyr Garmr mjǫk
      fyr[ir] Gnípahelli;
      festr man slitna,
      en freki renna.
      Fram sé ek lengra,
      fjǫld kann ek segja
      um ragnarǫk
      rǫmm sigtíva.
      Garm bays loudly
      before Gnipahellir;
      the fetter shall break,
      and the greedy wolf [shall] run.
      For I see far [i.e. much],
      I can say a lot
      about the fate of the gods (Ragnarok),
      the strong deities.
    • Vǫlsungakviða in forna, Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, verse 39, 40 or 41
      Hvárt eru þat svik ein,
      er ek sjá þykkjumk,
      eða ragnarǫk,
      ríða menn dauðir, []
      Is this a deception,
      which I think I see,
      or the doom of the gods (Ragnarok)
      that dead men ride, []  ?