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Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!

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'''[[Baruk]] [[Khazâd]]! Khazâd [[ai-mênu]]!''' was a [[Khuzdul]] battlecry.  
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'''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!''' was a [[Khuzdul]] battlecry.  
  
Though it was much older, the first recorded use was in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]:  
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==History==
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Though the batlte-cry was much older, the first recorded use was in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]:  
  
<blockquote>''But a [[Gimli|small dark figure]] that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: ''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!'' An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.'' {{ref|1}}</blockquote>
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<blockquote>''But a [[Gimli|small dark figure]] that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: ''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!'' An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.''<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Two Towers]]'', "[[Helm's Deep (chapter)|Helm's Deep]]"</ref></blockquote>
  
Later, Gimli gave some variations on the battle-cry: ''Khazâd! Khazâd!'' and ''Khazâd ai-mênu!''. The cry is translated "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!"{{ref|2}}.
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Later, Gimli gave some variations on the battle-cry: ''Khazâd! Khazâd!'' and ''Khazâd ai-mênu!''.  
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==Etymology==
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The cry is translated "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!".<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], '[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix F]], I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves</ref>
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'''''See also:'''''
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* [[Baruk]]
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* [[Khazâd]]
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* [[ai-mênu]]
  
 
==Appearances in adaptations==
 
==Appearances in adaptations==
Rarely heard at the moment when it was yelled, this battle-cry mainly serves to polish battle-scenes up.
 
 
[[Image:The Hobbit (2003) Balfor Baruk-Khazâd.JPG|thumb|250px||Balfor in the video game ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|The Hobbit]]'']]
 
[[Image:The Hobbit (2003) Balfor Baruk-Khazâd.JPG|thumb|250px||Balfor in the video game ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|The Hobbit]]'']]
 
'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Hobbit]]'':'''
 
'''1968: ''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Hobbit]]'':'''
:[[Thorin Oakenshield]] shouts ''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!'' at the [[Battle of Five Armies]].  
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:[[Thorin Oakenshield]] shouts ''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!'' at the [[Battle of Five Armies]].<ref>''[[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)]]'', "[[The Cloud Burts (episode)|The Cloud Bursts]]"</ref>
  
 
'''1981: ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
 
'''1981: ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|BBC Radio's The Lord of the Rings]]'':'''
:[[Gimli]] simply yells ''Khazâd! Khazâd!'' in the seventh chapter, "The King of the Golden Hall".
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:[[Gimli]] simply yells ''Khazâd! Khazâd!'' at the battle of the Hornburg.<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)]]'', "[[The King of the Golden Hall (episode)|The King of the Golden Hall]]"</ref>
  
'''2002: ''[[Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Ring (game)|Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Rings]]'':'''
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'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)|Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Rings]]'':'''
:''Baruk Khazâd! To Battle!'' is a war-cry used by Gimli at the [[The Breaking of the Fellowship|skirmish at Amon Hen]].
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:''Baruk Khazâd! To Battle!'' is a war-cry used by Gimli prior to the [[Breaking of the Fellowship|skirmish at Amon Hen]].<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game)]]'', "Amon Hen"</ref>
  
 
'''2002: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'':'''
 
'''2002: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]'':'''
:Despite the movie's use of [[Khuzdul]] lines{{ref|3}}, no Dwarvish battle-cry is heard at the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], or anywhere else, unless "Yaaaah!" is Dwarvish.
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:Despite the movie's use of [[Khuzdul]] lines,<ref>[[Ryszard Derdzinski]], "[http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_fotr.htm#gimli Movie Dialogs]" at ''[http://elvish.org/gwaith/movie.htm Gwaith i-Phethdain]''.</ref> no Dwarvish battle-cry is heard at the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], or anywhere else, unless "Yaaaah!" is Dwarvish.
  
 
'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|Sierra's The Hobbit]]'''
 
'''2003: ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|Sierra's The Hobbit]]'''
:The Dwarf Balfor shouts ''Baruk-Khazâd'' upon his release in the level "Riddles in the Dark".
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:The Dwarf [[Balfor]] shouts ''Baruk-Khazâd'' upon his release from goblin captivity.<ref>''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)]]'', "Riddles in the Dark"</ref>
 
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==References==
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# {{note|1}} ''[[The Two Towers]]'', [[Helm's Deep (chapter)|Helm's Deep]]
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# {{note|2}} ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix F]], I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
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# {{note|3}} "[http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_fotr.htm#gimli Movie Dialogs]" by [[Ryszard Derdzinski]], ''[http://elvish.org/gwaith/movie.htm Gwaith i-Phethdain]''.
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{{references}}
 
[[Category: Khuzdul words]]
 
[[Category: Khuzdul words]]
 
[[Category:Battle-cries]]
 
[[Category:Battle-cries]]

Revision as of 15:31, 24 January 2009

Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! was a Khuzdul battlecry.

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History

Though the batlte-cry was much older, the first recorded use was in the Battle of the Hornburg:

But a small dark figure that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.[1]

Later, Gimli gave some variations on the battle-cry: Khazâd! Khazâd! and Khazâd ai-mênu!.

Etymology

The cry is translated "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!".[2]

See also:

Appearances in adaptations

Balfor in the video game The Hobbit

1968: BBC Radio's The Hobbit:

Thorin Oakenshield shouts Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! at the Battle of Five Armies.[3]

1981: BBC Radio's The Lord of the Rings:

Gimli simply yells Khazâd! Khazâd! at the battle of the Hornburg.[4]

2002: Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Rings:

Baruk Khazâd! To Battle! is a war-cry used by Gimli prior to the skirmish at Amon Hen.[5]

2002: Peter Jackson's The Two Towers:

Despite the movie's use of Khuzdul lines,[6] no Dwarvish battle-cry is heard at the Battle of the Hornburg, or anywhere else, unless "Yaaaah!" is Dwarvish.

2003: Sierra's The Hobbit

The Dwarf Balfor shouts Baruk-Khazâd upon his release from goblin captivity.[7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
  3. The Hobbit (1968 radio series), "The Cloud Bursts"
  4. The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series), "The King of the Golden Hall"
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game), "Amon Hen"
  6. Ryszard Derdzinski, "Movie Dialogs" at Gwaith i-Phethdain.
  7. The Hobbit (2003 video game), "Riddles in the Dark"