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Azaghâl

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'''Azaghâl''' was the lord of the [[Broadbeam]] [[Dwarves of Belegost]] during the [[First Age]]. During the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") the [[Dwarves of Belegost]] covered the retreat of the Sons of Fëanor by surrounding the Dragon [[Glaurung]].  They hewed at him  with there axes, for his scales were not strong enough to shield the blows of Dwarf axes.  And in his rage Glaurung struck down '''Azaghâl''', and crawled over him.  With his last breath '''Azaghâl''' drove a knife into his belly, and so wounded him that he fled the field with many of the dismayed Beasts of Angband following.  Then the Dwarves raised up the body of their lord and bore him away; and with slow steps they walked behind singing a dirge in deep voices, as it were a funeral pomp in their country, and gave no heed to their foes; and none dared attack them.
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| name=Azaghâl
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| othernames=Lord of Belegost
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| life= ? - [[First Age 472|F.A. 472]]
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| realm=[[Belegost]]
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| parentage=unknown
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| lineage=[[Broadbeams|Broadbeam]]
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| gender=Male
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The [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]] was originally made for him by [[Telchar]].  But he gave the helm to [[Maedhros]] for saving his life and treasure.  For '''Azaghâl''' was upon the Dwarf road in [[East Beleriand]] when he was waylaid by [[Orcs]], and Maedhros came to his rescue.
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'''Azaghâl''' was the lord of the [[Broadbeam]] [[Dwarves of Belegost]] during the [[First Age]]. It is speculated that Azaghâl's father or grandfather may have been the original Father of the House of the Broadbeams, which he first awoke in the early [[Years of the Trees]].
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==Dragon-helm==
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The [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]] was originally made for him by [[Telchar]], but gave the helm to [[Maedhros]] for saving his life and treasure.  Azaghâl was on the Dwarf road in [[East Beleriand]] when he was waylaid by [[Orcs]], and Maedhros came to his rescue.
 
   
 
   
It is speculated that '''Azaghal's''' father or grandfather may have been the original Father of the House of the Broadbeams, which he first awoke in the early [[Years of the Trees]].  
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==Nirnaeth Arnoediad==
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During the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") the [[Dwarves of Belegost]] covered the retreat of the [[Sons of Fëanor]] by surrounding the Dragon [[Glaurung]].  They hewed at him  with there axes, for his scales were not strong enough to shield the blows of Dwarf axes.  And in his rage Glaurung struck down Azaghâl, and crawled over him.  With his last breath Azaghâl drove a knife into his belly, and so wounded him that he fled the field with many of the dismayed Beasts of Angband following.  The Dwarves raised up the body of their lord and bore him away; and with slow steps they walked behind singing a dirge in deep voices, as it were a funeral pomp in their country, and gave no heed to their foes; and none dared attack them.
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==Etymology==
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'''Azaghâl''' is one of the few [[Khuzdul]] names known. It is not determined whether this was his birthname or an epithet. Tolkien never gave a meaning, but it has been argued that it is connected to [[Adûnaic]] ''azgara'', "to wage war". ''Azaghâl'' would then mean "warrior".  
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Azaghâl
Dwarf
Biographical Information
Other namesLord of Belegost
Family
Parentageunknown
Physical Description
GenderMale

Azaghâl was the lord of the Broadbeam Dwarves of Belegost during the First Age. It is speculated that Azaghâl's father or grandfather may have been the original Father of the House of the Broadbeams, which he first awoke in the early Years of the Trees.

Dragon-helm

The Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin was originally made for him by Telchar, but gave the helm to Maedhros for saving his life and treasure. Azaghâl was on the Dwarf road in East Beleriand when he was waylaid by Orcs, and Maedhros came to his rescue.

Nirnaeth Arnoediad

During the Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") the Dwarves of Belegost covered the retreat of the Sons of Fëanor by surrounding the Dragon Glaurung. They hewed at him with there axes, for his scales were not strong enough to shield the blows of Dwarf axes. And in his rage Glaurung struck down Azaghâl, and crawled over him. With his last breath Azaghâl drove a knife into his belly, and so wounded him that he fled the field with many of the dismayed Beasts of Angband following. The Dwarves raised up the body of their lord and bore him away; and with slow steps they walked behind singing a dirge in deep voices, as it were a funeral pomp in their country, and gave no heed to their foes; and none dared attack them.

Etymology

Azaghâl is one of the few Khuzdul names known. It is not determined whether this was his birthname or an epithet. Tolkien never gave a meaning, but it has been argued that it is connected to Adûnaic azgara, "to wage war". Azaghâl would then mean "warrior".