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Náin I

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The name Náin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Náin (disambiguation).
Náin (I)
ParentageDurin VI
Physical Description

Náin I (Third Age 1832 – 1981, lived 149 years) was the son of Durin VI and King of Durin's folk.



Náin ruled for only one year, between 1980 and 1981. During his time the Dwarves of Durin's folk lived in Khazad-dûm, but had awoken a Balrog. The Balrog slew Náin's father and shortly thereafter slew Náin himself. Under his son Thráin's direction, Durin's folk fled their ancestral home for safety in Lonely Mountain and the Grey Mountains.


  Durin VI
  Thráin I


Náinn is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It means "Corpselike".[1]

Náin I
House of Durin
Born: T.A. 1832 Died: T.A. 1981
Preceded by:
Durin VI
King of Durin's Folk
T.A. 1980 - 1981
Followed by:
Thráin I
King of Khazad-dûm
T.A. 1980 - 1981
Next held by:
Balin, 1008 years later


  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