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ق و ب
General Root Meaning
to dig a hole like an egg, draw near, fly away.
qab - space between the middle and the end of a bow, portion of a bow that is between the part which is grasped by the hand and the curved extremity, space of one extremity of the bow to the other, short measure of space/length/distance (often used to imply closeness of relationship).
   qāba   (1)

And was (at) a distance (of) two bow-(lengths) or nearer.

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