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Náin (son of Grór)

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The name Náin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Náin (disambiguation).
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Náin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationIron Hills
LanguageKhuzdul
BirthT.A. 2665
Iron Hills
DeathT.A. 2799 (aged 134)
Battle of Azanulbizar
Family
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageGrór
ChildrenDáin Ironfoot
Physical Description
GenderMale
"Azog! If you are in come out! Or is the play in the valley too rough?"
― Náin[1]

Náin (Third Age 2665 - 2799, lived 134 years) was the son of Grór, the Lord of the Iron Hills.

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[edit] History

Considering its length, Náin more than likely fought in much of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs, however his only deeds are recorded at the Battle of Azanulbizar.

In the battle, Náin led fresh reinforcements to the Dimrill Dale where he fought his way all the way up to the steps of the East-gate of Moria, where he dueled with Azog. But Náin was half blind with rage and fatigued from battle, so he swung with all his might at the Orc. Azog darted aside and kicked Náin's leg so that he missed and shattered his mattock on the steps. Náin stumbled and Azog tried to hew his neck, but the Dwarf's mail withstood the edge. Yet, the blow was so powerful that Náin's neck was broken and he fell.

After the battle his body was burned, along with the rest of the dead on wooden pyres. After his death the lines of Grór's two elder brothers failed, and Náin's son Dáin II Ironfoot became King.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dáin I
2440 - 2589
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thrór
2542 - 2790
 
Frór
2552 - 2589
 
 
 
Grór
2563 - 2803
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thráin II
2644 - 2850
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NÁIN
2665 - 2799
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin II Oakenshield
2746 - 2941
 
Frerin
2751 - 2799
 
Dís
2760 - ???
 
 
 
Dáin II Ironfoot
2767 - 3019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fíli
2859 - 2941
 
Kíli
2864 - 2941
 
Thorin III Stonehelm
2866 - ???


[edit] Etymology

Náinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It means "Corpselike".[2]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967