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Anar (dwarf)

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Anar was a Dwarf that accompanied Bilbo Baggins on his journeys after his birthday party.

Tolkien in the end decided not to elaborate on the Dwarves that were at Bag End during the party, and therefore scrapped his character. Although it is still possible that this was one of the Dwarves' names.

Etymology

Anar, or Anarr, is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "the Other" or "Starer".[1]

References

  1. 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