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Bifur

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==History==
 
==History==
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]].
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Bifur was a descendent of [[Dwarves of Khazad-dûm]], but was not of [[Durin's folk |Durin's line]].
  
 
==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''. The name means either "Trembling" or "Beaver".
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The name of ''Bívurr'' originates in the''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. It is of Old Frisian origin, meaning "Beaver" or, by extension, "Hard Worker".<ref>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</ref>
  
 
== Other versions of the Legendarium ==
 
== Other versions of the Legendarium ==

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Bifur
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Physical Description
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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.

Etymology

The name of Bívurr originates in theDvergatal. It is of Old Frisian origin, meaning "Beaver" or, by extension, "Hard Worker".[1]

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.[2]

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. 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
  2. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76 <http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ZXComputing/Issue8304/Pages/ZXComputing830400076.jpg> [accessed 24 March 2011]


Members of Thorin and Company
Thorin · Balin · Dwalin · Fíli · Kíli · Dori · Nori · Ori · Óin · Glóin · Bifur · Bofur · Bombur · Gandalf · Bilbo Baggins