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urning

noun
  1. a rare word for (esp a male) homosexual
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Word Origin

C20: from German, from Urania (Aphrodite); compare uranism
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Historical Examples

  • But ought this excess of nervous erethism to be referred necessarily to the peculiar nature of the Urning?

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds

  • Ulrichs maintains that the body of an Urning is masculine, his soul feminine, so far as sex is concerned.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds

  • Broadly speaking, the male includes two main species: Dioning and Urning, men with normal and men with abnormal instincts.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds

  • But such consequences have nothing in themselves to do with the sexual inversion proper to the Urning.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds

  • Up to the present time the Urning has not been considered as a sport of nature in her attempt to differentiate the sexes.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds