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


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

  • 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
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Word Origin for Urania

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