From Tolkien Gateway

ghâsh is an Orkish word for "fire".[1] The Orcs of Moria used the word in reference to the Balrog, when it entered the Chamber of Mazarbul and tried to force its way through a door which was blocked by Gandalf.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 48
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"