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Contributor Contrib.keepitreal on 1/22/2011
The name was used in Arthurian legend by Sir Thomas Malory as the name of one of King Arthur's valiant knights. The name was later used by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit for one of the dwarves. This name was not taken from the catalog of Dwarves (dvergatal) in the 'Poetic Edda' but created or chosen by Tolkien to rhyme with Dwalin. The meaning of the name is uncertain.