The phrase mae govannen “well met” is the best known Sindarin greeting, used by Glorfindel when greeting Aragorn west of Rivendell. For the meaning of the elements of this name, see the discussion below. Conceptual Development: This phrase appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts as N. mai govannen “well
Articles about Tolkien’s languages and the research into them.
Challenges in Translating Names from Our World
Translating names from our world into Tolkien’s elven languages is difficult. It’s difficult for a lot of reasons, some that you probably didn’t realize. This is also why I deleted the “Names from Our World” namelist, and switched to handling the names on an individual basis. Names often have very