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Kíli
Dwarf
Family
ParentageDís
Physical Description
GenderMale

Kíli (Third Age 2864 - 2941, 77 years old) was the brother of Fíli, nephew of Thorin and the son of Dís. Kíli was killed in the Battle of Five Armies, along with Fíli as they defended their mortally wounded uncle.

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Etymology

Kíli is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It can mean "Wedge" or "One who uses a wedge"; it is of Frisian or Low German origin rather than Old Norse.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Thráin II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thorin II
 
Frerin
 
Dís
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fíli
 
KÍLI

Portrayal in Adaptations

1966: The Hobbit (1966 film):

Kíli is omitted. Thorin Oakenshield only travels with an unnamed guard and the princess of Dale.[2]

1968: The Hobbit (1968 radio series):

Kíli is played by Nicholas Edmett.

1977: The Hobbit (1977 film):

Kíli's voice is provided by Jack DeLeon.

1979: The Hobbit (1979 radio series):

No actor is specified for the role of Kíli.

1982: The Hobbit (1982 video game):

Kíli is omitted; Thorin is the only companion of the player, Bilbo Baggins.[3]

2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):

No actor is credited for the role of Kíli, but it appears to be Alister Duncan.

2012-3: The Hobbit films:

Kíli will be played by Aidan Turner.[4]

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. "The Hobbit.mp4" dated 05 January 2012, YouTube (accessed 10 January 2012)
  3. ZX Computing, 8304 (April/May 1983), p. 76, accessed April 24 2011
  4. Peter Jackson, "Production begins in New Zealand on The Hobbit" dated 20 March 2011, Facebook (accessed 23 December 2011)


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