Dwarvish #4

Ikhf’ id-ursu khazâd
“Feel the fire of the dwarves”
ikhfi: imperative of √kh-f, “receive, accept,” elided to ikhf’ before another word beginning with i-
id-ursu: “the fire (of)” the noun urus “fire” with a definite accusative prefix id- and a connecting (construct) suffix -u.
khazâd: “dwarves,” plural of khuzd

Igribî ‘b-bekâr d’zun
“Arm yourselves”
igribî: imperative plural of √g-r-b “take, seize”
ib-bekâr: “the weapons,” elided to ‘b-bekâr after a long î. Bekâr is the plural of bekar “weapon,” but the plural is more often used. Ib is the same definite accusative prefix as id-, but assimilated to the following consonant.
d’zun: contracted from du-zun “for yourselves” (preposition du “to, for”, -zun “you plural”).

Du-bekâr!
“To arms!”
du “to,” bekâr “arms”

Gelekh d’ashrud bark
“Time to swing an axe”
gelekh: “time, occasion” from the root √g-l-kh “happen, occur (punctually)”
d’ashrud: du “for” + ashrud, gerund (or infinitive) of the verbal root √sh-r-d “wield, control.” On second thought I wonder if this should have been ashrudu, part of a construct formation with bark: “for the wielding of an axe.”
bark: axe

M’imnu Durin
“In Durin’s name”
mi: “by, with (some instrument)”; elided to m’ before another word starting with i-
imn: “name”; construct form imnu
Durin: proper name, in Mannish form, of the progenitor of the Dwarves; his true name would not be used above ground, or where non-Dwarves could hear it.

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