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'''Bifur''' was a companion to [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Thorin Oakenshield]]  on the [[Quest of Erebor]].  He arrived at [[Bag End]] in the company of his cousins [[Bofur]] and [[Bombur]].  He fought and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].   
 
'''Bifur''' was a companion to [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Thorin Oakenshield]]  on the [[Quest of Erebor]].  He arrived at [[Bag End]] in the company of his cousins [[Bofur]] and [[Bombur]].  He fought and survived the [[Battle of Five Armies]].   
Bifur was a descendent of [[Dwarves of Khazad-dûm]], but was not of [[Durin's folk | Durin's line]], which means that he was of either the house of the [[Firebeards]] or [[Broadbeams]]. Which most of the population of these two Houses dwelt for nearly all of the [[Second Age]], and for nearly two thousand years of the [[Third Age]] in Khazad-dûm.
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==History==
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Bifur was a descendent of [[Dwarves of Khazad-dûm]], but was not of [[Durin's folk | Durin's line]], which means that he was of either the house of the [[Firebeards]] or [[Broadbeams]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name of Bifur originates in a medieval poet collection [[Edda]] and the list of dwarves in [[Völuspá]], where it is written as ''Bívurr''.
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The name of Bifur originates in a medieval poet collection [[Edda]] and the list of dwarves in [[Völuspá]], where it is written as ''Bívurr''. The name means either "Trembling" or "Beaver".
 
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The name means 'Trembling' or 'Beaver'
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== Other versions of the Legendarium ==
 
== Other versions of the Legendarium ==
In Tolkien's unfinished rewrite of The Hobbit (published in [[the History of The Hobbit]]) Bifur, along with Bofur and Bombur, is said to be Thorin's attendant.
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In Tolkien's unfinished rewrite of The Hobbit (published in ''[[The History of The Hobbit]]'') Bifur, along with Bofur and Bombur, is said to be Thorin's attendant.
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'':'''
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:Bifur is played by [[Brian Haines]].
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'''1977: ''[[The Hobbit (1977 film)]]'':'''
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:No actor is specified for the role of Bifur.
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'''1979: ''[[The Hobbit (1979 radio series)]]'':'''
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:No actor is specified for the role of Bifur.
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'''1982: ''[[The Hobbit (1982 video game)]]'':'''
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:Bifur is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, [[Bilbo Baggins]].<ref>[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg ZX Computing iss. 8304 p. 76] reproduced at [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/archive.html World of Spectrum - Archive] (retrieved 16 August 2010)</ref>
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'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'':'''
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:No actor is credited for the role of Bifur.
  
== References ==
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'''2012-3: ''[[The Hobbit films]]'':'''
[[The Hobbit]],
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:Bifur will be played by [[William Kircher]].
[[The Fellowship of the Ring]],
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Bifur
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Bifur was a companion to Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield on the Quest of Erebor. He arrived at Bag End in the company of his cousins Bofur and Bombur. He fought and survived the Battle of Five Armies.

History

Bifur was a descendent of Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but was not of Durin's line, which means that he was of either the house of the Firebeards or Broadbeams.

Etymology

The name of Bifur originates in a medieval poet collection Edda and the list of dwarves in Völuspá, where it is written as Bívurr. The name means either "Trembling" or "Beaver".

Other versions of the Legendarium

In Tolkien's unfinished rewrite of The Hobbit (published in The History of The Hobbit) Bifur, along with Bofur and Bombur, is said to be Thorin's attendant.

Portrayal in Adaptations

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Bifur is played by Brian Haines.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

No actor is specified for the role of Bifur.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Bifur.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Bifur is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[1]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Bifur.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Bifur will be played by William Kircher.

References

  1. ZX Computing iss. 8304 p. 76 reproduced at World of Spectrum - Archive (retrieved 16 August 2010)


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