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Dáin II Ironfoot

Heir to Thorin Oakenshield

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Kings of Durin's Folk

A descendant of Grór, the youngest son of Dáin I, and lord of the Dwarves of the Iron Hills. After the death of his cousin Thorin II Oakenshield in the Battle of Five Armies, Dáin inherited the titles King under the Mountain and King of Durin's Folk.



Tolkien doesn't give more than brief notes on the pronunciation of Dwarf names, and certainly nothing that would help with 'Dáin'. If the name were Elvish, it would be pronounced 'dine', but as it follows the form of Old Norse, this is not likely to apply. The use of a long á suggests that something like 'dawin' might be a possibility, but given the lack of direct evidence, the more natural 'dayn' is as good an alternative as any.

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