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Location
In the valley of Azanulbizar (Nanduhirion) beneath the East-gate of Moria
Race
Division
Settlements
Durin's discovery of this lake caused him to found Khazad-dûm in the Mountains above it
Outflow
Into the river Celebrant, which the Dwarves named Kibil-nâla
Pronunciation
'k-he'led za'ram' ('k-h' represents the fact that kh should be pronounced as two distinct sounds)
Meaning
Literally 'glass pool', but usually translated 'Mirrormere'
Other names

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Kheled-zâram

The shimmering Mirrormere

Map of Kheled-zâram

The shimmering mere that lay in the eastern valleys of the Misty Mountains; seeing it, and the stars that were always reflected in its surface, Durin the Deathless chose that place for the delving of Khazad-dûm.


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