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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
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British Dictionary definitions for troyest

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
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Word Origin and History for troyest

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 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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