商, a compound character of a jar for alcoholic drink above a base plate, serves as a phonetic component to form characters.
In modern Chinese, 商 means:
1.to consult; to discuss
2.business; commerce; trade
3.a merchant; a businessman; a dealer
4.[Mathematics] a quotient
Characters formed by the phonetic component 商
熵 墒 滳 蔏 螪 shāng