The first occurrence.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. Gen 1:11
The primitive root.
Strong’s H6086, ates, a concrete noun meaning, “tree, wood, gallows;” from Strong’s H6095 עצה atsah, a primitive root meaning, “to shut.” The 3-letter root is ayin + tsadey + hey.
ayin ע = the eye, thus watch, know, shade
tsadey צ, ץ = the trail, thus a man concealed, journey, chase, hunt
hey ה = man w/ raised arms, thus look, reveal, wonder, worship, breath
The story: That which shades (ayin) a trail (tsadey), i.e., a tree, is as a man wise in revelation (hey); he is a strong and stable source of blessing. The cognate words of counsel, firmness, and spine bear witness to the tree’s as well as the wise man’s strength.
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