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'''Frár''' was one of the [[Dwarves]] who followed [[Balin]] from the [[Lonely Mountain]] on his expedition to retake [[Moria]] for [[Durin's folk]]. The Dwarves seemed at first to succeed in their mission, as they recovered their ancient home beneath the [[Misty Mountains]]. After only a few years, though, the [[Orcs]] and their allies invaded once again, attacking through the [[East-gate of Moria]]. The Orcs forced their way across the perilously narrow [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]], as the Dwarves lost ground in their desperate defence of the Second Hall at the western end of the span. Frár was among the Dwarves who fell in that battle.
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'''Frár''' was a [[Dwarf]] of [[Erebor]].
  
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==History==
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Frár was part of [[Balin's Colony]] to reclaim [[Moria]]. Their mission at first seemed successful, and Balin went so far as to claim the title [[Lord of Moria]]. Over a period of a few years, though, it became clear that the Dwarves were not as secure as they had hoped in their ancient citadel, and at last the [[Orcs]] came in force to reclaim it. The [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] was captured, leaving the Dwarves trapped in the [[Second Hall]]. There was a mighty battle in the Hall, and many Dwarves fell, including Frár and his companions [[Náli]] and [[Lóni]].<ref>{{FR|Bridge}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Frár'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. His name most likely means "swift".<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>
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Frár
Dwarf
Physical Description
GenderMale

Frár was a Dwarf of Erebor.

History

Frár was part of Balin's Colony to reclaim Moria. Their mission at first seemed successful, and Balin went so far as to claim the title Lord of Moria. Over a period of a few years, though, it became clear that the Dwarves were not as secure as they had hoped in their ancient citadel, and at last the Orcs came in force to reclaim it. The Bridge of Khazad-dûm was captured, leaving the Dwarves trapped in the Second Hall. There was a mighty battle in the Hall, and many Dwarves fell, including Frár and his companions Náli and Lóni.[1]

Etymology

Frár is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "swift".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"
  2. 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