S. Nornhabar loc. “Dwarrowdelf”
An earlier Sindarin translation of Khazad-dûm, replaced by Hadhodrond (WJ/209). It is a compound of norn “hard”, which is sometimes used as a name for Dwarves, and the lenited form of *sabar “delving”. A variant Dornhabar appears in Tolkien’s “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” (PE17/35), changing the initial element to dorn of similar meaning. The form Domhabar that was originally published in PE17 is confirmed to have been an error; see the Parma Eldalamberon Errata (PEE).
References ✧ PE17/35; PEE/17; WJ/209; WJI/Hadhodrond, Khazad-dûm, Nornhabar