鬲, originally a three-legged cauldron, mainly serves as a phonetic component to form characters. It also servers as well as a semantic component.
Characters formed by the phonetic component 鬲
隔 镉 膈 嗝 塥 滆 槅 鞷 gé
融 曧 瀜 螎 róng
鹝 虉 yì
Characters formed by the semantic component 鬲