In Germanic mythology, a dwarf is a being that dwells in mountains and in the earth, and is variously associated with wisdom, smithing, mining and crafting. Dwarves are often described as short and ugly. The modern English noun dwarf descends from the Old English dweorg and has two plurals for the word dwarf; dwarfs and dwarves. Final Fantasy uses the latter. Dwarfs remains the most commonly employed plural, but "dwarves" was popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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