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- noun (German mythology) A myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil.
- noun An opera by Richard Wagner.
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- noun Germanic mythology The myth of the
destructionof the godsin a final battle with the forces of evil; the apocalypse.
- noun Any cataclysmic
downfallor momentous, apocalyptic event, especially of a regimeor an institution.
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- noun myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil
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From German Götterdämmerung ("twilight of the gods"), especially as the title of an opera by Wagner; by erroneously translating Old Norse ragnarök ("fate of the gods"), misconstrued as ragnarökkr ("twilight of the gods").
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