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[yoo-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. uranium dioxide.

Origin of urania


[yoo-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh]
  1. Classical Mythology. the Muse of astronomy.
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Historical Examples

  • Urania, the Muse who loved the heavens, believed that he was from some star world.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Hippocrates is a dream; Urania is a dream; Hermes, a thought.

  • It is of truth that I make much of these thing to please Urania.

  • For the gold he made nothing, even as my leetle wife Urania.

  • The Urania sailed for London with her passenger the 8th December, 1824.

British Dictionary definitions for urania


noun Greek myth
  1. the Muse of astronomy
  2. another name of Aphrodite

Word Origin

C17: from Latin, from Greek Ourania, from ouranios heavenly, from ouranos heaven
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