iron cauldron, earthen pot
to separate, to partition, in distance, delayed
Left: hill 阝(here: a wall), right: 鬲 pictograph of a cooking pot on a frame with support
The 'hill' (= a wall is meant) and the pot should be separated by a distance.
to melt, merge, to blend, to be in harmony
Left: 鬲 (image of a pot 口 with a lid 一 on a stand 冂), right: insect 虫
In the pot on the stand is an insect, but it is already melting/dissolving.
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