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Dates
Belegost was founded before the first rising of the Sun; destroyed in the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age
Location
Belegost lay to the east of Mount Dolmed in the Ered Luin
Race
Division
Not certainly known1
Pronunciation
Belegost is pronounced 'be'legost'
Meaning
Belegost means 'great fortress'

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The race of Dwarves whose halls were at Belegost, the northernmost of the two great Dwarf-cities that stood in the Blue Mountains during the First Age. They had generally better relations with the Elves than their neighbours in Nogrod, and as well as being responsible for the building of Menegroth, they fought bravely beside Elves and Men during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.


Notes

1

The essay Of Dwarves and Men in volume 12 of The History of Middle-earth mentions that the Dwarf-cities of Nogrod and Belegost were occupied by the Firebeard and Broadbeam clans. That source is not specific about which division of the Dwarves lived in which city, but based on the order of words used, the Dwarves of Belegost most likely derived from the Broadbeam line.

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