a male homosexual
   From Urania, another name for Aphrodite, although there may be some who hanker after a coarse planetary pun. Also as a child of Uranus:
    Many of the Uranians or Urnings (favourite term among the literati) were disgusted by the physical manifestations of their tendencies. (Pearsall, 1969)
    O child of Uranus...
   Thy woman-soul within a man's form dwelling, (ibid., quoting Carpenter, c.1895)

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