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urning

/ˈɜːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
a rare word for (esp a male) homosexual
Word Origin
C20: from German, from Urania (Aphrodite); compare uranism
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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