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Lofar was one of the four Dwarves that stayed at Bag End after Bilbo Baggins' birthday party.[1]

[edit] History

In the early writings of the chapter "A Long-expected Party", Lofar was given some dialogue and a bit more development. However, Tolkien later changed his mind, and did not disclose his name in the book nor gave him any dialogue.[source?]

[edit] Etymology

Lofarr is a dwarf from the Dvergatal. It can mean either "Stooper" or "Praiser".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, "The Second Phase: XIV. Return to Hobbiton"
  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