|"Elf in Moria" (Narvi in the lower right) by Irsanna|
|Language||Khuzdul and Sindarin|
|Birth||Mid Second Age |
|Notable for||crafting the Doors of Durin|
|Gallery||Images of Narvi|
Narvi lived in Khazad-dûm during the height of its glory. He formed a friendship with the Elf-lord Celebrimbor, the master artificer of neighboring Eregion. Together they made the mighty Doors of Durin that guarded the West-gate of the Dwarven city.
In drafts of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien used the spelling Narf[i]. Narfi is an Old Norse name and character appearing in the Prose Edda (there also spelled Narvi), and the meaning of the name is unknown.
Other versions of the legendarium
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "IX. The Mines of Moria (1): The Lord of Moria", p. 188
- Jim Allan, "Giving of Names", in An Introduction to Elvish, p. 223
- J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 144, (dated 25 April 1954)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, p. 38