The first occurrence.
And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. Gen 1:23
The primitive root.
Strong’s H2549 חמישי chamiyshiy; an adjective meaning “fifth,” the ordinal of Strong’s H2568 חמש chamesh; a primitive cardinal number meaning “five.”
chet ח = wall, thus outside, divide, half
mem מ ם = water, thus chaos, mighty, blood
shin ש = two front teeth, thus sharp, press, eat, two, again
The cognate words will help us find the story. They are ‘fingers,’ ‘to grab,’ ‘to touch,’ ‘to hold:’ Fingers are divided (chet) from the might (mem) of the hand multiple times (shin); the fingers of the hand number five.
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