from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun An ancient city in what is now Turkey.
  • proper noun A surname derived from Troyes in France.
  • proper noun A male given name, originally transferred from the surname, but today associated with the classical city.


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