troy
adjective Etymology: Middle English troye, probably from Troyes, France Date: 15th century expressed in troy weight

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  • troy — /troy/, adj. expressed or computed in troy weight. [1350 1400; ME troye, after TROYES, France, where it was standard] * * * or Ilium Ancient city in Troas, northwestern Anatolia. It holds an enduring place in both literature and archaeology. In… …   Universalium

  • Troy — /troy/, n. 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. 67,107. 3. a city in E New… …   Universalium

  • Troy — Troy, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 13935 Housing Units (2000): 6436 Land area (2000): 26.238045 sq. miles (67.956221 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.094995 sq. miles (0.246036 sq. km) Total area (2000): 26.333040 sq. miles (68.202257… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Troy — bezeichnet: Troy (Name), Personen mit diesem Vornamen oder Familiennamen den Namen mehrerer Städte in den USA: Troy (Alabama) Troy (Idaho) Troy (Florida) Troy (Illinois) Troy (Indiana) Troy (Iowa) Troy (Kansas) Troy (Maine) Troy (Michigan) Troy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Troy — puede hacer referencia a: Contenido 1 Ciudades 2 Deportes 3 Nombres 4 Ficción Ciudades Troy (Alabama) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Troy — Troy, n. Troy weight. [1913 Webster] {Troy weight}, the weight which gold and silver, jewels, and the like, are weighed. It was so named from Troyes, in France, where it was first adopted in Europe. The troy ounce is supposed to have been brought …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • troy — ● troy ou troy weight nom masculin Système de poids anglais, employé pour les métaux précieux et les pierreries, dans lequel la pound troy (373 g) vaut 12 ounces, et l ounce 480 grains. troy [tʀɔj] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XIXe; troye, 1669; var. troy… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Troy — m, f English: probably originally a transferred use of the surname, which is derived from Troyes in France. Nowadays, however, the given name is principally associated with the ancient city of Troy in Asia Minor, whose fate has been a central… …   First names dictionary

  • Troy — troy. □ V. onza troy. * * * Troy, De …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • troy — trȯi adj expressed in troy weight <a troy ounce> * * * (troi) a system of weights commonly used in England and the United States for expressing quantities of gold and silver; for equivalents see Appendix 7 …   Medical dictionary

  • Troy — [troi] [L troja < Gr Trōïa, after Trōs, father of Ilos: see ILIAD] 1. ancient Phrygian city in Troas, NW Asia Minor: scene of the Trojan War 2. [after ancient Troy] city in E N.Y., on the Hudson: pop. 49,000 3. [after ancient Troy] city in SE… …   English World dictionary

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