The first occurrence.
And God said: Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. Gen 1:9
The primitive root.
Strong’s H6960 קוה qavah, a primitive root meaning, “to wait.” The 3-letter root is quph + vav + hey.
quph ק = sun on the horizon, thus condense, circle, time
vav ו = the tent peg, thus add, secure, hook
hey ה = man w/ raised arms, thus look, reveal, wonder, worship, breath
The story: Measuring time (quph, as sunset measures one day from another), secure (vav) in Him to whom we look (hey)