Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!
Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! was a Khuzdul battlecry.
Though the battle-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.
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!".
Appearances in adaptations
1968: BBC Radio's The Hobbit:
- Despite the movie's use of Khuzdul lines, 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):
- Dwarven soldiers will yell, among other phrases, "Baruk Khazâd" and "Khazâd ai-mênu", when ordered to fight.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Players that play with a Dwarf will shout Baruk Khazâd! when doing certain skills.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
- ↑ The Hobbit (1968 radio series), "The Cloud Bursts"
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series), "The King of the Golden Hall"
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game), "Amon Hen"
- ↑ Ryszard Derdzinski, "Movie Dialogs" at Gwaith i-Phethdain.
- ↑ The Hobbit (2003 video game), "Riddles in the Dark"