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Uncertain1

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Náin

The son of Grór of the royal line of Durin’s Folk

The grandson of King Dáin I of Durin's Folk. Náin's father was Dáin's youngest son Grór. Náin was slain at the Battle of Azanulbizar, but after his death the lines of Grór's two elder brothers failed, and Náin's son Dáin Ironfoot became lord of the Dwarves of the Iron Hills.


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In common with many of the names of Tolkien's Dwarves, Náin appears in the Dwarf-lists in Old Norse Völuspa saga (in a line in that does not appear in all versions of the poem). The meaning of the name, if indeed it had an intended meaning, remains obscure. Náin is also the French word for 'Dwarf', though this is coincidental - the French word descended from Latin nanus, and has no etymological connection with the Old Norse name.

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