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Borin

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Borin
Dwarf
Family
ParentageNáin II
Physical Description
GenderMale

Borin (Third Age 2450 – 2711, aged 261 years) was a dwarf of Durin's folk, the younger son of King Náin II. During his youth, his house lived in the dragon-plagued Grey Mountains where his brother and nephew were slain. Durin's folk then divided, with some journeying back to Lonely Mountain under King Thrór while others followed Grór to the Iron Hills. Borin followed Thrór to the Lonely Mountain and lived there till his death.

Borin was the ancestor of both Balin of Thorin and Company and Gimli Elf-friend of the Company of the Ring.

Genealogy

              Náin II
                 |
          _______|_______
         |               |
         |               |
       Dáin I          BORIN
         |               |
   ______|______         |
  |      |      |        |
  |      |      |        |
Thrór   Frór   Grór    Farin

Etymology

Borinn is a Norse word meaning "born".