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[troi] /trɔɪ/
expressed or computed in troy weight.
Origin of troy
1350-1400; Middle English troye, after Troyes, France, where it was standard


[troi] /trɔɪ/
Latin Ilium. Greek Ilion. an ancient ruined city in NW Asia Minor: the seventh of nine settlements on the site is commonly identified as the Troy of the Iliad.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
a city in E New York, on the Hudson River.
a city in W Ohio.
a city in S Alabama.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The name of troy has been heard, perchance, even in Acarnania?

    Andromache Gilbert Murray
  • After their victory at troy they embarked in their ships and started eagerly for their homes.

  • For an eighth birthday, a square table may be used with walls of troy decoration arranged for two children at a side.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • I brought him from Skyros, myself, in a ship to troy, and placed him in the Greek army.

  • Diomed was the Œtolian sun-god; Achilles was worshipped in Thessaly long before he became the hero of the tale of troy.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for troy


any of nine ancient cities in NW Asia Minor, each of which was built on the ruins of its predecessor. The seventh was the site of the Trojan War (mid-13th century bc) Greek name Ilion Latin name Ilium, related adjective Trojan
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Word Origin and History for troy

late 14c., standard system of weights for gems and precious metals, from Troyes, city in France (ancient Tricasses), former site of a fair at which this weight is said to have been used. Many medieval towns had their own standard weights. The pound troy contains 5,760 grains and is divided into 12 ounces.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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troy in Culture

Troy definition

The ancient city inhabited by the Trojans; the site of the legendary Trojan War of classical mythology. The ruins of Troy were found in the nineteenth century in the western part of what is now Turkey.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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