Dwarf of the Lonely Mountain who accompanied Balin in an attempted reclamation of Moria. Nali joined Balin's expedition, and they arrived in Moria in 2989 of the Third Age. In 2994, the Balrog awoke and killed all Dwarves in Moria. Nali died alongside Loni and Frar near the Bridege of Khazad-dum. Ori described their deaths in the Book of Mazarbul, which was recovered and read from by the Fellowship in 3019.
Names & Meanings
Náli was the name of a dwarf in the Old Norse poem Voluspa. His name means "corpse," possibly a reference to his untimely death.
The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring: "The Bridge of Khazad-dum," page 336
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