ヨウ, ショウ, さま, さん

Esq., way, manner, situation, polite suffix

JLPT3 G3 S14 F493

The right-hand element# is as per (water stretching far into the distance) + (abundant) → waterway delivering abundant supplies. In , which adds tree/wood, this element suggests a tree (a horse-chestnut or oak) that supplies abundant nuts. also referred to this tree, and came to borrow, then extend upon, the "shape/image" meanings of the 象 element of → *manner*; *condition* → *model*; *pattern*; *fashion*; *method*. *Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms.* is a borrowed usage, deriving from the old Japanese term , meaning "over there".

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