曾, originally a cooker for steaming food, serves as phonetic component and combines with other radicals to form new characters.
In modern Chinese,曾 means: once, ever.
Characters formed by the phonetic component 曾
增 缯 罾 磳 橧 熷 璔 矰 zēng
赠 憎 甑 zèng
僧 鬙 sēng
竲 嶒 céng
潧 蹭 噌 zhēn cèng cēng