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The '''Petty-dwarves''', or ([[Sindarin]]) '''Noegyth Nibin''' or '''Nibin-Noeg''', were a diminuitive race of [[Dwarves]].
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[[File:Angus McBride - Petty dwarves.jpg|thumb|''Petty-dwarves'' by [[Angus McBride]]]]
  
The Petty-dwarves were Dwarves of several [[Fathers of the Dwarves|houses]], which had been exiled for various reasons, such as small stature, bodily deformity or slothful disposition. They were the first to cross the [[Ered Luin]] in the [[First Age]], and established strongholds in [[Beleriand]] before the [[Elves]] arrived, at [[Nargothrond]] and [[Amon Rûdh]].
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The '''Petty-dwarves''' were a diminutive race of [[Dwarves]].
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==History==
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The Petty-dwarves were Dwarves of [presumably] several [[Fathers of the Dwarves|houses]], which had been exiled from eastern Dwarf cities for unclear reasons. They were the first to cross the [[Ered Luin]] in the [[First Age]], and established strongholds in [[Beleriand]] before the [[Elves]] arrived, at [[Nulukkizdîn]] and [[Sharbhund]] (also known as ''Bar-en-Nibin-noeg'', the "House of the Petty Dwarves"). In Beleriand they diminished in physical stature and in smith-craft.<ref name="Of Túrin Turambar1">{{S|21}}</ref>
  
The [[Sindar]], not acquainted with Dwarves yet, saw the Petty-dwarves as little more than bothersome animals, and hunted them. Not until the Dwarves of [[Belegost]] and [[Nogrod]] established contact with the Sindar did they realize what the Petty-dwarves were. Afterwards they were mostly left alone, but not before the Petty-dwarves came to hate all Elves with a passion.
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The [[Sindar]], not acquainted with Dwarves yet, saw the Petty-dwarves as little more than bothersome animals, and hunted them. Not until the Dwarves of [[Belegost]] and [[Nogrod]] established contact with the Sindar did they realize what the "animals" were and named them ''Noegyth Nibin''; Petty-dwarves.  
  
Petty-dwarves were differed from normal Dwarves in various ways: they were smaller, far more unsociable, and they freely gave away their names: other Dwarves kept their [[Khuzdul]] names and language a secret. This may have been one of the reasons they were exiled.
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Afterwards they were mostly left alone, but the Petty-dwarves already came to hate all Elves with a passion<ref name="Of Túrin Turambar1"/> and by the time of [[the War of the Jewels]], after the return of the [[Noldor]], the Petty-dwarves had nearly died out. The last remnant of their people were [[Mîm]] and his two sons Ibun and Khîm, who lived at Amon Rûdh.<ref name="Of Túrin Turambar1"/>
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Petty-dwarves differed from normal Dwarves in various ways: they were smaller, far more unsociable, and they freely gave away their names: other Dwarves kept their [[Khuzdul]] names and language a secret. This may have been one of the reasons they were exiled.
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A name among the [[Eldar]] for the Petty-dwarves was '''''Nevain tad-[[tal|dail]]''''', or simply ''Tad-dail''.<ref>{{WJ|AB}}, p. 388</ref> Another name, used among the [[Sindar]], was '''''Noegyth Nibin''''' or '''''Nibin-Noeg'''''.
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By the time of the [[War of the Jewels]], after the return of the [[Ñoldor]], the Petty-dwarves had nearly died out. The last remnant of their people were [[Mîm]] and his two sons, who lived at Amon Rûdh.
 
 
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Revision as of 16:40, 1 January 2013

Petty-dwarves by Angus McBride

The Petty-dwarves were a diminutive race of Dwarves.

History

The Petty-dwarves were Dwarves of [presumably] several houses, which had been exiled from eastern Dwarf cities for unclear reasons. They were the first to cross the Ered Luin in the First Age, and established strongholds in Beleriand before the Elves arrived, at Nulukkizdîn and Sharbhund (also known as Bar-en-Nibin-noeg, the "House of the Petty Dwarves"). In Beleriand they diminished in physical stature and in smith-craft.[1]

The Sindar, not acquainted with Dwarves yet, saw the Petty-dwarves as little more than bothersome animals, and hunted them. Not until the Dwarves of Belegost and Nogrod established contact with the Sindar did they realize what the "animals" were and named them Noegyth Nibin; Petty-dwarves.

Afterwards they were mostly left alone, but the Petty-dwarves already came to hate all Elves with a passion[1] and by the time of the War of the Jewels, after the return of the Noldor, the Petty-dwarves had nearly died out. The last remnant of their people were Mîm and his two sons Ibun and Khîm, who lived at Amon Rûdh.[1]

Petty-dwarves differed from normal Dwarves in various ways: they were smaller, far more unsociable, and they freely gave away their names: other Dwarves kept their Khuzdul names and language a secret. This may have been one of the reasons they were exiled.

Names

A name among the Eldar for the Petty-dwarves was Nevain tad-dail, or simply Tad-dail.[2] Another name, used among the Sindar, was Noegyth Nibin or Nibin-Noeg.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix B. Elvish names for the Dwarves", p. 388
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