臼, a pictographic character of a mortar used to husk or pestle rice, serves as semantic component to form characters. Also, it can serve phonetic component to form some characters. Characters formed by the semantic component mortar 臼 express things related to mortar or hand.
In modern Chinese, 臼 means:
2.any mortar-shaped thing
3.a joint (of bones)
Characters formed by the phonetic component mortar 臼
桕 舅 jiù with the same pronunciation
Characters formed by the semantic component mortar 臼
There are 15 characters formed by the semantic component mortar 臼.
Index of importance of the semantic component foot 足 for the formation of Chinese characters: – ⭐️