From Tolkien Gateway

burzum is a word in Black Speech which translates to "darkness". It is found within The One Ring inscription. It is formed from the stem búrz ("dark") and the particularizing suffix or 'article' um.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 11-12