What does Troy mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. troy, troy weight(noun)

    a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains

  2. Troy, Ilion, Ilium(noun)

    an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War


  1. Troy(ProperNoun)

    An ancient city in what is now Turkey.

  2. Troy(ProperNoun)

    derived from Troyes in France.

  3. Troy(ProperNoun)

    , originally transferred from the surname, but today associated with the classical city.

  4. troy(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to, troy weight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Troy(noun)

    troy weight


  1. Troy

    Troy was a city, both factual and legendary, in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, south of the southwest end of the Dardanelles / Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name Ἴλιον formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον. This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa. A new city called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople and declined gradually during the Byzantine era. In 1865, English archaeologist Frank Calvert excavated trial trenches in a field he had bought from a local farmer at Hisarlık, and in 1868, Heinrich Schliemann, wealthy German businessman and archaeologist, also began excavating in the area after a chance meeting with Calvert in Çanakkale. These excavations revealed several cities built in succession. Schliemann was at first skeptical about the identification of Hissarlik with Troy, but was persuaded by Calvert and took over Calvert's excavations on the eastern half of the Hissarlik site, which was on Calvert's property. Troy VII has been identified with the Hittite Wilusa, the probable origin of the Greek Ἴλιον, and is generally identified with Homeric Troy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Troy

    a city of Troas, a territory NW. of Mysia, Asia Minor, celebrated as the scene of the world-famous legend immortalised by the "Iliad" of Homer in his account of the war caused by the rape of Helen, and which ended with the destruction of the city at the hands of the avenging Greeks.

  2. Troy

    capital of Rensselaer County, New York, on the Hudson River, 5 m. above Albany; possesses handsome public buildings, and is a busy centre of textile, heavy iron goods, and other manufactures; has daily steamship service with New York.

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Anagrams for Troy »

  1. ryot; tory, Tory; tyro


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Troy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Troy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathleen Sauer:

    What's good for Lockheed is good for Troy, look at our downtown.

  2. Eddie Montgomery -LRB- L -RRB-:

    We never called anyone fans—we called them friends, and Me and Troy have been blessed over the years to have a lot of friends.

  3. Caitlin Pepperell:

    The strain from Troy belongs to a lineage that is not commonly associated with human disease in the modern world, we speculate that human infections in the ancient world were acquired from a pool of bacteria that moved readily between humans, livestock and the environment.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.

  5. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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