The first occurrence
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. Gen 12:10
The primitive root
Strong’s H1481 גור guwr, a primitive root meaning, “to sojourn.” The 3-letter root is gimel + vav + resh.
gimel ג = the foot, thus foot, walk, gather
vav ו = the tent peg, thus add, secure, hook
resh ר = the head of man, thus head, first, top, beginning, man
The story: The partial root is gimel + resh, the walking (gimel) man (resh) or nomad, sojourner, traveler. In his heart however, is a secure tent peg (vav), a place to cease from wandering. He is always looking for it.