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Dates
Born before III 2809,1 and lost in Moria in III 2994
Race
Division
Culture
Family
House of Durin (descended from a minor branch)
Settlements
Originally one of the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains; later settled in the refounded Erebor
Pronunciation
o'ri
Meaning
An Old Norse name apparently meaning 'one who raves'

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Ori

Loyal companion of Thorin Oakenshield

House of
Durin

Unnamed uncle
and aunt
Unnamed
parents
Dori
Nori
Ori

As their similar names suggest, the three Dwarves Ori, Dori and Nori were closely related to each other. All three were descended from a lesser line of the House of Durin, though their relationship is not canonically explained. From Tolkien's notes reproduced in The History of the Hobbit, however, it seems that Dori and Nori were brothers, and that Ori was their first cousin.

Thorin's Company

A Dwarf of the House of Durin, who accompanied his lord Thorin II Oakenshield on the Quest of Erebor.


Notes

1

Ori was part of the company that followed Thorin to Erebor. Of those companions, Fíli and Kíli are known to have been the youngest by some fifty years and so, based on their known dates, it follows that Ori cannot have been born after approximately the year III 2809.

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