Cush


Cush
The region now known as N. Sudan and called Ethiopia (so NRSV in 2 Kgs. 19:9) by classical authors. Moses married a wife from Cush (Num. 12:1), much to the indignation of his sister. Its inhabitants often visited Palestine (Acts 8:27).

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  • cush — cush·ag; cush·at; cush·i·ly; cush·ing s; cush·ion·less; cush·iony; cush·la·mo·chree; ma·cush·la; nam·ay·cush; cush; cush·ion; cush·ite; cush·it·ic; cush·ie; cush·ion·ing; cush·la·me·chree; …   English syllables

  • Cush — • Cush, like the other names of the ethnological table of Genesis, x, is the name of a race, but it has generally been understood to designate also an individual, the progenitor of the nations and tribes known in the ancient world as Cushites… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • cush´i|ly — cush|y «KUSH ee», adjective, cusi|er, cush|i|est. Informal. soft; comfortable; easy: »a cushy job. Queen Alexandra…recounts her cushy Odyssean upbringing as the only child of a deposed Greek princess (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cush|y — «KUSH ee», adjective, cusi|er, cush|i|est. Informal. soft; comfortable; easy: »a cushy job. Queen Alexandra…recounts her cushy Odyssean upbringing as the only child of a deposed Greek princess (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cush|it|ic — «kuh SHIHT ihk», noun, adjective. –noun. a group of Afro Asiatic languages of Ethiopia and eastern Africa. –adjective. of or having to do with this group of languages. Also, Kushitic. ╂[< Cush] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cush. — Cush. Cushing s Massachusetts Reports Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • Cush — [kush] n. Bible 1. the oldest of Ham s sons 2. the land inhabited by his descendants, thought to be on the W shore of the Red Sea: Gen. 10:8; 1 Chron. 1:10 Cushite adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • cush|at — «KUHSH uht», noun. = ringdove. (Cf. ↑ringdove) ╂[Old English cūscute] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cush —    Black.    1) A son, probably the eldest, of Ham, and the father of Nimrod (Gen. 10:8; 1 Chr. 1:10). From him the land of Cush seems to have derived its name. The question of the precise locality of the land of Cush has given rise to not a… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Cush — In the medieval period and even earlier the holder of this name would rarely have been out of a job. Generally recorded in the spellings of Cush, Cuss(e), or even Kiss(e), the derivation is from the Old French Cuisse and referred to the makers of …   Surnames reference

  • cush — /ˈkʊʃ/ (say koosh) phrase all cush, Obsolete Colloquial all right; okay. Also, cush n all, cush n andy. {? backformation from cushy} …   Australian English dictionary


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