Thank you. I could not see Takeo anywhere on these pages, but I take your word that it means man, gentleman etc.
Perfect for a hero and Takeo is a real hero in the books. I am sure Lian Hearn named him Takeo b/c of the meanings.
"You sought a flower and found a fruit. You sought a spring and found a sea. You sought a woman and found a soul. You are disappointed." "It does not become me to make myself smaller than I am." (Edith Södergran 1891-1923)