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 (kŭsh, ko͝osh)
See Cush2.
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(kʌʃ; kʊʃ)
(Bible) a variant spelling of Cush
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or Kush

(kʊʃ, kʌʃ)

1. the eldest son of Ham. Gen. 10:6.
2. an area mentioned in the Bible, sometimes identified with Upper Egypt.
3. an ancient kingdom in North Africa, in the region of Nubia.
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Kandaka Amanishaketo ruled Kushite Kingdom for ten years and repulsed invasion attempt by the Roman Empire and held a number of its soldiers captives.
Although the Kushite Kingdom was significantly reduced by the invasion, the inhospitable and barren hills south of Aswan prevented the Assyrian invaders from the north progressing further.