The first occurrence.
Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. Gen 31:9
The primitive root.
Strong’s H5337 נצל natsal, a primitive root meaning, “to draw out, to pull out.” The 3-letter root is nun + tsadey + lamed.
nun נ, ן = the seed, thus continue, heir, son
tsadey צ, ץ = the trail, thus a man concealed, journey, chase, hunt
lamed ל = the shepherd’s staff, thus teach, yoke, to, bind
The story: When one finds his child, family member, bosom friend, or livelihood which sustains the next generation (nun) at risk or lost, he searches for him or it (tsadey), to draw them out or away from danger as a shepherd draws the sheep from the thorns with his staff (lamed).
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