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III 1731 - III 1980 (249 years)
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Pronunciation
doo'rin
Meaning
Old Norse, probably meaning either 'sleeper' or 'doorward'1
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Durin VI

Doomed King of Khazad-dûm

Kings of Durin's Folk

A descendant of Durin the Deathless, Durin VI was the King of Durin's Folk when the Balrog was awoken in Khazad-dûm. The Balrog's name, Durin's Bane, comes from this King, who was one of the first to be slain by it.


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Durin VI took his name from his ancestor Durin the Deathless, the first of the Fathers of the Dwarves to awaken, thus explaining the implications of the name 'sleeper'. Alternatively, the interpretation 'doorward' might relate to his ancestor Durin III, the maker of the Doors of Durin.

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