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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 [[Dwarves of Erebor|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]]. This all changed in their fifth year their. On November 10th, the [[Orcs]] came up the [[Silverlode]] and killed Balin while he was alone, and unaware and looking into [[Mirrormere]]. The Dwarves fought back but  eventually lost [[East-gate]] and [[First Hall]].
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The Orcs made it across the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] and there was a [[Battle of the Second Hall|battle in the Second Hall]], and Frár and his companions [[Lóni]] and [[Náli]] died bravely while the rest of the colonists retreated.<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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Revision as of 16:57, 25 December 2012

Frár
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationLonely Mountain
Moria
AffiliationBalin's Colony
LanguageKhuzdul
DeathAfter 10 November T.A. 2994
Battle of the Second Hall, Moria
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. This all changed in their fifth year their. On November 10th, the Orcs came up the Silverlode and killed Balin while he was alone, and unaware and looking into Mirrormere. The Dwarves fought back but eventually lost East-gate and First Hall. The Orcs made it across the Bridge of Khazad-dûm and there was a battle in the Second Hall, and Frár and his companions Lóni and Náli died bravely while the rest of the colonists retreated.[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