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Dates
Built at the same time as Khazad-dûm, during the First Age
Location
At the head of the Dimrill Dale
Origins
Created by Durin the Deathless and the builders of Khazad-dûm
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Settlements
Khazad-dûm, later called Moria
Pronunciation
Dimrill is pronounced di'mrill
Meaning
Dimrill means 'shadowed streams' (in reference to the Dimrill Dale onto which this gate opened)
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Dimrill Gate

The East-gate of Moria

A name for the eastern Gate of Moria, that led from beneath the Misty Mountains into the valley of Nanduhirion, the Dimrill Dale. The Battle of Nanduhirion was fought in the valley beneath the Dimrill Gate, but the victorious Dwarves were warned of the unknown terror that still dwelt in Moria, and did not pass the Gate. Later, though, several adventurers did so, including Gandalf and Aragorn, and an ill-fated party of settlers led by Balin.


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