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Dates
Originated during the Years of the Trees; the last known member of this race was killed in about I 500.
Origins
Exiles from the eastern Dwarf-cities
Race
Originally Dwarves
Settlements
Dwelt at one time at Nulukkizdîn in the Caverns of Narog, and latterly at Bar-en-Nibin-noeg on Amon Rûdh
Pronunciation
nee'bin-no'grim
Meaning
Other names
Note
Nibin-nogrim is a collective plural for the entire race of Petty-dwarves; for a few of these people together, the alternative plural form Nibin-noeg was used

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Nibin-Nogrim

A name for the Petty-dwarves

One of the many variant names in Elvish for the diminuitive race known to Men as the Petty-dwarves. The word is related to Naugrim, the Elvish name for the true Dwarves. It refers to the Petty-dwarves as an entire race or people, and so presumably it would have been little used in the later First Age, as the Petty-dwarves of West Beleriand dwindled to a single family, and then at last became extinct.


Notes

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The nogrim element of this name is a variation on Naugrim, the Sindarin nane for Dwarves as a people. The adjective nibin (sometimes spelt niben) is not seen outside this context, but it is consistently translated as 'petty' (that is, small or unimportant).

See also...

Noegyth Nibin

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