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From German Uranismus, from Ancient Greek ουρανιος ("heavenly, spiritual").
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"Sodomovich" sounds way too crude for VVN, but in one of his Russian novels, you can find a certain Zhorzhik Uransky, "uranism" being an old and obscure term for male homosexuality.
He regarded uranism, or homosexual love, as a congenital abnormality by which a female soul had become united with a male body -- _anima muliebris in corpore virili inclusa_ -- and his theoretical speculations have formed the starting point for many similar speculations.
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