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urania

[ yoo-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh ]
/ yʊˈreɪ ni ə, -ˈreɪn yə /
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Urania
[ yoo-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh ]
/ yʊˈreɪ ni ə, -ˈreɪn yə /

noun

Classical Mythology. the Muse of astronomy.
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Urania
/ (jʊˈreɪnɪə) /

noun Greek myth

the Muse of astronomy
another name of Aphrodite

Word Origin for Urania

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