Urania

noun
Ura·​nia | \ yu̇-ˈrā-nē-ə How to pronounce Urania (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of Urania

: the Greek Muse of astronomy

First Known Use of Urania

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Urania

Latin, from Greek Ourania

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“Urania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urania. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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