丽 originally meant a pair, a couple, a meaning later represented by 俪. 丽 was extended to represent “beautiful”. The character resembles two deer skins and a deer head, i.e. things in pairs. 麗 has been simplified to 丽, with the component representing the deer’s head removed. It serves as phonetic component. There are just several characters formed by the phonetic component couple 丽.
Characters formed by the phonetic component couple
丽 俪 骊 郦 鹂 逦 鲡 婯 酾 lì lì lí lì lí lǐ lí lì shāi