- also Il·i·on or Il·i·um An ancient city of northwest Asia Minor near the Dardanelles. Originally a Phrygian city dating from the Bronze Age, it is the legendary site of the Trojan War and was captured and destroyed by Greek forces c. 1200 BC. The ruins of Troy were discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1871.
- A city of eastern New York on the Hudson River northeast of Albany. Settled in the 1780s, it is the seat of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (founded 1824).
Origin of troyMiddle English troye, after Troyes.
- Of, or relating to, troy weight.
From Middle English troye, from Norman French. According to the American Heritage Dicionary, probably first used at a fair in Troyes France.
From Ancient Greek Î¤ÏÎ¿Î¯Î± (Troia).
From Old French Troyes.