- a rare word for (esp a male) homosexual
C20: from German, from Urania (Aphrodite); compare uranism
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Examples from the Web for urning
But ought this excess of nervous erethism to be referred necessarily to the peculiar nature of the Urning?
Ulrichs maintains that the body of an Urning is masculine, his soul feminine, so far as sex is concerned.
Broadly speaking, the male includes two main species: Dioning and Urning, men with normal and men with abnormal instincts.
But such consequences have nothing in themselves to do with the sexual inversion proper to the Urning.
Up to the present time the Urning has not been considered as a sport of nature in her attempt to differentiate the sexes.