Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!
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.
1968: BBC Radio's The Hobbit:
- Gimli simply yells Khazâd! Khazâd! in the seventh chapter, "The King of the Golden Hall".
- Baruk Khazâd! To Battle! is a war-cry used by Gimli at the skirmish at Amon Hen.
- 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".