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 for Urania
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Urania \U*ra"ni*a\, n. [L., from Gr. ?, i. e., the Heavenly, fr.
     ? heavenly, fr. ? heaven.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by
        Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) A genus of large, brilliantly colored moths native
        of the West Indies and South America. Their bright colored
        and tailed hind wings and their diurnal flight cause them
        to closely resemble butterflies.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Urania
      n 1: (Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
      2: goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite [syn:
         Venus, Urania]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Urania, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    700
     Housing Units (2000): 311
     Land area (2000):     1.242133 sq. miles (3.217109 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.010917 sq. miles (0.028276 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.253050 sq. miles (3.245385 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            77490
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             31.862835 N, 92.291261 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Urania, LA
      Urania
  

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