Pronounced Pron. Thrayn(Literature) [key]
Other Forms FormsÞráinn, Thráin
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Contributor Contrib.doomburger on 3/3/2012
Derived from Old Norse Þráinn "yearner"A king of the Dwarves, Thráin was the son of Thrór and father of THORIN Oakenshield. A Longbeard and direct descendant of Durin, he became heir of the lost King under the Mountain and King of DURIN's Folk in exile as Thráin II after his father was killed in Moria by the Orc Azog.Tolkien took the name from the Dvergatal "Catalogue of Dwarves" in the Völuspá, a part of the Poetic Edda.