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Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!

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

Though it is 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 gives 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!"2.


  1. The Two Towers, Helm's Deep
  2. Appendix F, I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves