Ragmans roll

Rag"man's roll`

(rg"mnz rl`). [For ragman roll a long list of names, the devil's roll or list; where ragman is of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ragmenni a craven person, Sw. raggen the devil. Icel. ragmenni is fr. ragr cowardly (another form of argr, akin to AS. earg cowardly, vile, G. arg bad) + menni (in comp.) man, akin to E. man. See Roll, and cf. Rigmarole.] The rolls of deeds on parchment in which the Scottish nobility and gentry subscribed allegiance to Edward I. of England, A. D. 1296.
[Also written ragman-roll.]

[1913 Webster]

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Rag"na*rok"

(r"n*rk"),

Rag"na*rk"

(r"n*rk") }, n. [Icel., fr. regin, rgn, gods + rk reason, origin, history; confused with ragna-rkr the twilight of the gods.] (Norse Myth.) The so-called "Twilight of the Gods" (called in German Gtterdmmerung), the final destruction of the world in the great conflict between the sir (gods) on the one hand, and on the other, the giants and the powers of Hel under the leadership of Loki (who is escaped from bondage).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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