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Dates
Bombur's dates of birth and death are not recorded, but he was known to be extant between III 2941 and III 3018
Race
Division
Family
Descended from the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but not through the royal line
Pronunciation
Probably bo'mboor
Meaning
From the Old Norse for 'fat'1

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Bombur

Most rotund of the followers of Thorin

Dwarves of
Khazad-dûm

Unnamed uncle
and aunt
Unnamed
parents
Bifur
Bofur
Bombur

Bifur, Bofur and Bombur were descended from the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but not from the royal house. Note that the relative ages of these three Dwarves are never established, so this genealogical tree follows the name order preferred throughout The Hobbit.

Thorin's Company

A descendant of the Dwarves of Moria, famed for his girth, who accompanied Thorin II Oakenshield and Bilbo Baggins on the Quest of Erebor.


Notes

1

Bombur's name appears to translate more precisely as 'tublike' or 'tubby'. There may also be a connection to bumba, 'drum', since a drum can also be seen as tublike, and was Bombur's instrument at the Unexpected Party at Bag End.

See also...

Bofur, Thorin and Company

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