殿
デン, テン, との, どの, て, どん

Mr., hall, mansion, palace, temple, lord

JLPT2 G7 S13 F1199

Variant form# of (place the buttocks atop an object) + action indicator → place the buttocks on an object in settling upon it → *rear* (← rear end). Also, *palace* and *hall* (← sit on a throne) → *lord*. refers to a place name, that is, as in () and as in (), which supplied names for high-ranking families in ancient Japan. *Mr.*, *Ms.*, *Mrs.* and *Miss* are via extension from "lord" in the sense of being honorifics.

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