cush

[koo sh]

Origin of cush

origin uncertain; perhaps to be identified with cush sweetened and fried cornmeal (compare Gullah cush, cushcush, ultimately < Arabic kuskus couscous); or a back formation from cushy

Cush

or Kush

[koo sh, kuhsh]
noun
  1. the eldest son of Ham. Gen. 10:6.
  2. an area mentioned in the Bible, sometimes identified with Upper Egypt.
  3. Kingdom of, an ancient African state in this area; part of the region of Nubia (1000 b.c.–a.d. 350).
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Cush

Kush

noun Old Testament
  1. the son of Ham and brother of Canaan (Genesis 10:6)
  2. the country of the supposed descendants of Cush (ancient Ethiopia), comprising approximately Nubia and the modern Sudan, and the territory of southern (or Upper) Egypt
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