ホウ, かんば.しい, お, かおる, は, ほ, みち, やす, よし

perfume, balmy, favorable, fragrant

JLPT1 G7 S7 F1302

As per # (spread) + 艸 grass/plant → the spreading *fragrance* of plants (compare 苾 and 菩) → *honorific prefix*.

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