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Burin

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Burin
Dwarf
Biographical Information
LocationLonely Mountain
BirthThird Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Burin was a Dwarf that Tolkien abandoned while in the process of creating The Lord of the Rings.

[edit] History

Burin first started out as the son of Balin and attended the council of Elrond with Glóin, as well as accompanying the Fellowship on their quest.[1] When that idea was abandoned and Gimli was created in his stead, the name was used for the father of Balin, but that was scrapped in favour of Fundin.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Burin, or Burinn, is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. His name most likely means "Son-like".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The Story Continued: XXIII. In the House of Elrond"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The Story Continued: XXV. The Mines of Moria"
  3. 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