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troy

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  1. expressed or computed in troy weight.

Origin of troy

1350–1400; Middle English troye, after Troyes, France, where it was standard

Troy

[troi]
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

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 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

troy in Culture

Troy

The ancient city inhabited by the Trojans; the site of the legendary Trojan War (see also 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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