from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 B.C. The ruins of Troy were discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1871.
  • A city of southeast Michigan, a residential and industrial suburb of Detroit. Population: 81,100.
  • A city of eastern New York on the Hudson River northeast of Albany. Settled in the 1780s, it is a manufacturing center with a clothing industry. Population: 48,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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