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Nornhabar 'Dwarrowdelf' is the Elvish name of Khazad-dûm (later known as Moria) in The Later Quenta Silmarillion manuscripts in the 1950's (cf. The History of Middle-earth XI, p. 206, 209).

Later on, in the essay Quendi and Eldar Nornhabar was replaced by Hadhodrûd which was quite immediately changed to Hadhodrond - a form that entered into the printed Silmarillion (cf. ibid., p. 386, 419 [note 21]).

The elements of the Sindarin name are Norno 'Dwarf' (< norna a. 'stiff, tough') and sabar 'mine'.