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 (yo͝o-rā′nē-ə, -rān′yə)
n. Greek Mythology
The muse of astronomy.

[Latin Ūrania, from Greek Ouraniā, from ouranos, heaven.]


 (yo͝o-rā′nē-ə, -rān′yə)
Uranium dioxide.

[New Latin ūrania, from uranium.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Muse of astronomy
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) another name of Aphrodite
[C17: from Latin, from Greek Ourania, from ouranios heavenly, from ouranos heaven]
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(yʊˈreɪ ni ə, -ˈreɪn yə)

the Muse of astronomy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Urania - (Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomyUrania - (Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Urania - goddess of loveUrania - goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
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References in classic literature ?
75-103) These things, then, the Muses sang who dwell on Olympus, nine daughters begotten by great Zeus, Cleio and Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene and Terpsichore, and Erato and Polyhymnia and Urania and Calliope (3), who is the chiefest of them all, for she attends on worshipful princes: whomsoever of heaven-nourished princes the daughters of great Zeus honour, and behold him at his birth, they pour sweet dew upon his tongue, and from his lips flow gracious words.
(15) who with the lord Apollo and the Rivers have youths in their keeping -- to this charge Zeus appointed them -- Peitho, and Admete, and Ianthe, and Electra, and Doris, and Prymno, and Urania divine in form, Hippo, Clymene, Rhodea, and Callirrhoe, Zeuxo and Clytie, and Idyia, and Pasithoe, Plexaura, and Galaxaura, and lovely Dione, Melobosis and Thoe and handsome Polydora, Cerceis lovely of form, and soft eyed Pluto, Perseis, Ianeira, Acaste, Xanthe, Petraea the fair, Menestho, and Europa, Metis, and Eurynome, and Telesto saffron-clad, Chryseis and Asia and charming Calypso, Eudora, and Tyche, Amphirho, and Ocyrrhoe, and Styx who is the chiefest of them all.
Hippocrates is a dream; Urania is a dream; Hermes, a thought.
Descend from Heav'n URANIA, by that name If rightly thou art call'd, whose Voice divine Following, above th' OLYMPIAN Hill I soare, Above the flight of PEGASEAN wing.
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(Byman) Menard, 77, of Brookfield Road died Tuesday, April 8 in her home after being stricken ill.She leaves two daughters, Melissa Menard of Sturbridge and Michelle Green of Worcester; a sister, Urania Druzbicki of Douglas; her former husband, George Menard of Sturbridge; aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Liver B Pancreas C Adrenal D Thyroid QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Erato, Thalia, Urania and Terpsichore are four of which of the following?
UO2, also known as urania, is a radioactive, crystalline powder that naturally occurs in the mineral uraninite, used in nuclear fuel rods in nuclear reactors.