[got-er-dam-uh-roo ng, -ruhng; German gœt-uh r-dem-uh-roo ng] /ˌgɒt ərˈdæm əˌrʊŋ, -ˌrʌŋ; German ˌgœt ərˈdɛm əˌrʊŋ/

German Mythology. the destruction of the gods and of all things in a final battle with evil powers: erroneous modern translation of the Old Icelandic Ragnarǫk, meaning “fate of the gods,” misunderstood as Ragnarökkr, meaning “twilight of the gods.”.
(italics) See .
/ˌɡɒtəˈdɛməˌrʊŋ; German ɡœtərˈdɛmərʊŋ/
(German myth) the twilight of the gods; their ultimate destruction in a battle with the forces of evil Norse equivalent Ragnarök

from German Götterdämmerung, literally “twilight of the gods,” used by Wagner as the title of the last opera in the Ring cycle; used in English from 1909 in the figurative sense of “complete overthrow” of something.


Read Also:

  • Gottfried von strassburg

    /German ˈɡɔtfriːt fɔn ˈʃtraːsbʊrk/ noun 1. early 13th-century German poet; author of the incomplete epic Tristan and Isolde, the version of the legend that served as the basis of Wagner’s opera

  • Gottingen

    [gœt-ing-uh n] /ˈgœt ɪŋ ən/ noun 1. a city in central Germany. /ˈɡœtɪŋən/ noun 1. a city in central Germany, in Lower Saxony: important member of the Hanseatic League (14th century); university, founded in 1734 by George II of England. Pop: 122 883 (2003 est)

  • Gottlob frege

    [frey-guh] /ˈfreɪ gə/ noun 1. (Friedrich Ludwig) Gottlob [gawt-lohp] /ˈgɔt loʊp/ (Show IPA), 1848–1925, German mathematician and logician. /German ˈfreːɡə/ noun 1. Gottlob. 1848–1925, German logician and philosopher, who laid the foundations of modern formal logic and semantics in his Begriffsschrift (1879) person, history, philosophy, mathematics, logic, theory (1848-1925) A mathematician who put mathematics on […]

  • Gottschalk

    [got-shawk] /ˈgɒt ʃɔk/ noun 1. Louis Moreau [maw-roh,, moh-] /mɔˈroʊ,, moʊ-/ (Show IPA), 1829–69, U.S. pianist and composer.

Disclaimer: Gotterdammerung definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.