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'''Náli''' was one of the [[Dwarves]] who set out with [[Balin]] to reclaim [[Moria]] for [[Durin's folk]] in the late [[Third Age]]. 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]] (where the [[Company of the Ring]] would encounter the [[Balrogs|Balrog]], just twenty-five years later). There was a mighty battle in the Hall, and many Dwarves fell, including Náli and his companions [[Frár]] and [[Lóni]].
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'''Náli''' was a [[Dwarf]] of [[Erebor]].
  
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==History==
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Náli 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 Náli and his companions [[Frár]] and [[Lóni]].<ref>{{FR|Bridge}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Náli'' is a dwarf from the ''[[Völuspá|Dvergatal]]''. His name most likely means "axle of a hand-mill".<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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Náli
Dwarf
Physical Description
GenderMale

Náli was a Dwarf of Erebor.

History

Náli 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 Náli and his companions Frár and Lóni.[1]

Etymology

Náli is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "axle of a hand-mill".[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