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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, stranding the Dwarves in the [[Second Hall]] (where the [[Company of the Ring]] would encounter the [[Balrogs|Balrog]], just twenty-five years later). There was mighty battle in the Hall, and many Dwarves fell, including Náli and his companions [[Frár]] and [[Lóni]].
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'''Náli''' was a [[Dwarves of Erebor|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]]. This all changed in their fifth year there. 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 Náli and his companions [[Frár]] and [[Lóni]] died bravely while the rest of the colonists retreated.<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
Biographical Information
LocationLonely Mountain
Moria
AffiliationBalin's Colony
LanguageKhuzdul
DeathAfter 10 November T.A. 2994
Battle of the Second Hall, Moria
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. This all changed in their fifth year there. 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 Náli and his companions Frár and Lóni died bravely while the rest of the colonists retreated.[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