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n. Chiefly Southern US
A dish made by frying or boiling cornmeal or crumbled cornbread with grease and often other ingredients such as pieces of meat or onion.

[Akin to cush-cush.]

Cush 1

 (kŭsh, ko͝osh)
In the Bible, the oldest son of Ham.

Cush 2

also Kush  (kŭsh, ko͝osh)
1. An ancient region of northeast Africa identified in the Bible as the land of the descendants of Cush. It is often identified with Ethiopia.
2. An ancient kingdom of Nubia in northern Sudan. It flourished from the 11th century bc to the 4th century ad, when its capital fell to the Ethiopians.

Cush′ite adj. & n.
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Harmony does exist between Jesus' mother, Mary, and Miriam's punishment for speaking against Moses for marrying a Cushite woman (Midianites and other Arabic groups).
In Numbers 12, Miriam and Aaron criticize Moses because he had broken the taboos on inter-marriage by marrying a Cushite, that is, a woman from the kingdom of Cush, now generally agreed to have been located in present day Ethiopia.
Turning to religious practices, Rooney argues, 'At some time in their history, the Polynesians came in contact with the Hamitic race, and throughout the Pacific we find traces of the Cushite cult' (Rooney 1908:620), seeming to forget the impact that Christianity had on very many traditions in Fiji even before his arrival; or perhaps wanting to salvage the honour of contemporaries who continued to align Pacific Island descent with biblical narratives.
More precisely, they analyze interrogativity, complex predicates, and finiteness in Cushite, Semitic, Omotic, and Nilo-Saharan languages.
The chapter effectively asserts that a racializing spirit is shared among the tradition of Moses's "Cushite" wife, the genealogical and geographical division of the world according to Noah's three sons, the story of the Queen of Sheba and her encounter with Solomon, and the figure of the black bride in the Song of Songs.
12:1: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Miram and Aaron spoke against Moses concerning the Cushite woman whom he had taken; and behold, the Cushite woman was Zipporah, the wife of Moses!" The sense of hlw is undoubtably presentative and more likely relates etymologically and semantically to Biblical Aramaic's 'lw, contrary to its more popular association with hl'.
Shiksas like Ruth who said, ""Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God," and even Moses' wife, Zipporah the Cushite could be considered a convert to Judaism.But without a doubt my favorite biblical shiksa/convert is Rahab, from the Book of Joshua.
(4) Kushite (or Cushite: the spelling varies from author to author) is used in modern scholarship as synonymous with Meroitic in the Nubian context.
Sefer Ha-Yashar's legends would thus explain how and why Moses acquired a Cushite wife (Num.
Perry's The Cushite; or, The Descendants of Ham (1893).