ソン, たっと.い, とうと.い, たっと.ぶ, とうと.ぶ, さだ, たか, たけ, みこと

revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted

JLPT2 G6 S12 F1181

The relevant oracle bone form of this character combines 酋 alcohol container + pair of hands → set in place a valuable *alcohol cask* → *respect*; *value*; *valuable*; *precious* → *noble*; *honorific title*. The present form substitutes # (settle) for . In derivative characters, sometimes appears in the form seen for example in , 蹲 and 鱒.

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