Lord of Moria
The kingdom had been abandoned in T.A. 1980 but Balin, a Dwarf of the House of Durin, led a small colony to reclaim it. His rule lasted only briefly (T.A. 2989 - 2995) until his death. The Khuzdul phrase Uzbad Khazaddûmu meaning Lord of Moria was inscribed on his tomb.
 Etymology and analysis
The phrase is translated as "Lord of Moria"; uzbad seems to be translated as "Lord", however since Khuzdul words of three consonants normally don't begin with a vowel, Magnus Åberg proposes that the word is enclitic, and *u- is actually a prefix meaning "and".
If this is so, uzbad means "...and lord", the full phrase being "...son of Fundin and lord...". Åberg suggests that the basic form of "Lord" would be *zâbad and "Lord of Moria" would be *zâbad Khazaddûmu.
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