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zahar appears to be a Khuzdul word, only attested in the compound name Tumunzahar. The whole name is translated "Hollowbold",[1] and Magnus Åberg has suggested that the element zahar means "hollow".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  2. Magnus Åberg, "An analysis of Dwarvish" at (accessed 5 November 2011)