Meaning: possibly 'waterman'
Location(s): Blue Mountains, Erebor
Dates: III 2???* - ?
Of the other companions of Thorin Oakenshield in the journey to Erebor Ori, Nori, and Dori were also of the House of Durin, and more remote kinsmen of Thorin:
-Appendix A: Durin's Folk, The Return of the King
Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, and Gloin were their names; and very soon two purple hoods, a grey hood, a brown hood, and a white hood were hanging on the pegs, and off they marched with their broad hands stuck in their gold and silver belts to join the others.
-An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit
Dori, Nori, and Ori brought out flutes from somewhere inside their coats; [...]
-An Unexpected Party,The Hobbit
"Just when a wizard would have been most useful, too," groaned Dori and Nori (who shared the hobbit's views about regular meals, plenty and often).
-Roast Mutton, The Hobbit
Of the ten companions who had survived the Battle of Five Armies seven were still with him: Dwalin, Glóin, Dori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur.
-Many Meetings, The Fellowship of the Ring
*His birth date is unknown, but sometime in the late 2700's or early 2800's is probable. Assuming he survived the War of the Ring, Nori may have lived some years into the 4th Age.
**Nori, Dori, and Ori's kinship is unknown, but it can be guessed they are brothers or cousins.
Kitt of Lindon 10.31.04.