to form; to organize; group

Made up of [ silk radical 120, qiě and; moreover; yet ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 8 strokes.
The zu 'tablet' gives the phonetic, the silk radical may suggest organize as in gathering threads

Related characters

Also uses component: fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) fēn (numerous) gāng (guiding principle) gěi (give) hóng (red) (order) jié (knot) jīng (Classic) lèi (tired) 绿 (green) wéi (to preserve) (beginnings) zhǐ (paper) zhōng (end)
Also uses qiě component: jiě (elder sister) (proper) (grandfather) (to hinder) (to hire)

Sounds same

(grandfather) (to hinder)

Different tone

(to hire) (clan) (foot)

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