Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, the oldest son of Ham.
  • An ancient region of northeast Africa where the biblical descendants of Cush settled. It is often identified with Ethiopia.
  • An ancient kingdom of Nubia in northern Sudan. It flourished from the 11th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., when its capital fell to the Ethiopians.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. the son of Ham and grandson of Noah, progenitor of the African peoples
  • proper n. a Benjamite mentioned only in the title of Psalm 7
  • proper n. an Iron Age kingdom on the middle Nile, in what is now northern Sudan

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The commercial name in India for sorghum.
  • n. In North Carolina, the crumbs and scrapings of cracker-or meal-barrels, fried with grease.

Etymologies

Biblical כוש "Ethiopia, Ethiopians". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • i wish they would plug him in on the weak or strong side LB instead of middle. everybody knows "cap" don't get hurt! we could use him while cush is out. if he keeps lighting it up I wouldn't mind seeing him as a starter while Cush is out. from what i'm hearing, cards won the game, but lost fitz. he may be seriously hurt.

    Battle Red Blog

  • However, according to Taita's later account history had cheated Pharaoh Mamose of this part of his treasure, and all these heavy and unwieldy items of stone had been abandoned and left behind in the Valley of the Kings when the Egyptians fled south along the Nile to the land they called Cush, to escape the Hyksos invasion that overwhelmed their homeland.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • More often, however, the name Cush was given to a part of the territory just mentioned, called by the Greeks the Kingdom of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The names of the eldest were called Cush and Ham, two goodly youths, his first-born sons.

    Codex Junius 11

  • Â Frankly, if I hadn't been immersing myself in all things Grendel recently, I would have forgotten that Liz Sparks, Locutious "Cush"ÂBradley, and Benito Emanuel Tomas "Toro" D'Oro had already appeared in other Hunter Rose stories.

    What I bought – 19 March 2008 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • First, two names found in the drafts for this story suggest an earlier date: we find "Cush, " which Howard later spelled

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Lieutenant "Cush" Jones determined to run the gauntlet for escape, and as he darted away the point of his scabbard struck a stone, and throwing it inverted above his head, lost out his handsome sword.

    The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson

  • This is in the land of Cush which is called Al-Habash on the western confines [180].

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • The scriptural "Cush," however, lies south of Egypt and is Ethiopia.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • To give greater likelihood to this interpretation he identifies the land of "Cush" with the old Koccaia, which is reputed to have reached to the Caucasus.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

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