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troy

[troi] /trɔɪ/
adjective
1.
expressed or computed in troy weight.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English troye, after Troyes, France, where it was standard

Troy

[troi] /trɔɪ/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
3.
a city in E New York, on the Hudson River.
4.
a city in W Ohio.
5.
a city in S Alabama.
6.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for troy

Troy

/trɔɪ/
noun
1.
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

troy weight

/trɔɪ/
noun
1.
a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones, based on the grain, which is identical to the avoirdupois grain. 24 grains = 1 pennyweight; 20 pennyweights = 1 (troy) ounce; 12 ounces = 1 (troy) pound
Word Origin
C14: named after the city of Troyes, France, where it was first used
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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.

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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.

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