Troy Definition

troi
adjective
By or in troy weight.
Webster's New World
proper name
Ancient Phrygian city in Troas, NW Asia Minor: scene of the Trojan War.
Webster's New World
pronoun

An ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey.

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A city in Alabama.

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A city in Michigan.

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A city in New York.
Wiktionary

A surname derived from the city Troyes in France.

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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.
American Heritage
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).
American Heritage

Origin of Troy

  • From Middle English troye, from Norman French. According to the American Heritage Dicionary, probably first used at a fair in Troyes France.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English troye after Troyes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Τροία (Troia).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French Troyes.

    From Wiktionary

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