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Durin V

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The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin V
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationKhazad-dûm
Family
HouseLongbeards
Physical Description
GenderMale

Durin V (early Third Age) was a King of Durin's folk who ruled the great city of Khazad-dûm during the height of its glory, and the fifth Durin. Like his father he bore a Ring of Power.

History

Like all Durins after Durin I he was given the name of the first of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves because he greatly resembled him in both appearance and manner. Indeed it was believed among the Dwarves that he was the reincarnation of Durin I, though whether this is possible is unclear.

Etymology

Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[1]

Durin V
House of Durin
Unknown
Last known:
Durin IV
King of Durin's FolkUnknown
Next known:
Durin VI (mid-Third Age)
King of Khazad-dûm

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