Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!
Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! was a Khuzdul battlecry.
Though the battle-cry was much older, the first recorded use was in the Battle of the Hornburg:
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!".
Appearances in adaptations
- Despite the movie's use of Khuzdul lines, no Dwarvish battle-cry is heard at the Battle of the Hornburg, or anywhere else.
- During the "Hornburg Courtyard" stage, Gimli shouts Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! while fighting off an oncoming force of Uruk-hai.
2003: The Hobbit (2003 video game):
- Dwarven soldiers will yell, among other phrases, "Baruk Khazâd" and "Khazâd ai-mênu", when ordered to fight.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- Players that play with a Dwarf will shout Baruk Khazâd! when doing certain skills.
- Dáin uses both parts of the phrase during the Battle of Five Armies. He yells "Baruk Khazâd" as he orders the ballistae to shoot, and later uses the long version as he fights Orcs.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Other Races", Dwarves
- The Hobbit (1968 radio series), "The Cloud Bursts"
- The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series), "The King of the Golden Hall"
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game), "Amon Hen"
- Ryszard Derdziński, "Movie Dialogs" at Gwaith i-Phethdain.
- The Hobbit (2003 video game), "Riddles in the Dark"