The first occurrence.
By little and little I will drive them out from before you, until you are increased, and inherit the land. Exo 23:30
The primitive root.
Strong’s H5157 נחל nachal, a primitive root meaning, “to receive an inheritance.” The 3-letter root is nun + chet + lamed.
nun נ ,ן = the seed, thus continue, heir, son
chet ח = the wall, thus outside, divide, half
lamed ל = the shepherd’s staff, thus teach, yoke, to, bind
The story: The heir (nun) receives what has been divided (chet) to him by his father (lamed).