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Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!

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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:

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. Template:Ref

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!"Template:Ref.

Appearances in adaptations

Rarely heard at the moment when it was yelled, this battle-cry mainly serves to polish battle-scenes up.

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.

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

Gimli simply yells Khazâd! Khazâd! in the seventh chapter, "The King of the Golden Hall".

2001: Vivendi's The Fellowship of the Rings:

Baruk Khazâd! To Battle! is a war-cry used by Gimli at the skirmish at Amon Hen.

2002: Peter Jackson's The Two Towers:

Despite the movie's use of Khuzdul linesTemplate:Ref, 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 in the level "Riddles in the Dark".

References

  1. Template:Note The Two Towers, Helm's Deep
  2. Template:Note The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
  3. Template:Note "Movie Dialogs" by Ryszard Derdzinski, Gwaith i-Phethdain.