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Troy-Novant (London)

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This name gave rise to the tradition that Brute, a Trojan refugee, founded London and called it New Troy; but the word is British, and compounded of Tri-nou-hant (inhabitants of the new town). Civitas Trinobantum, the city of the Trinobantes, which we mightrender “Newtownsmen.”

“For noble Britons sprong from Trojans bold,

And Troy-novant was built of old Troyes ashes cold.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Trophonios (Greek)
Troubadours
Trouble
Trouillogan’s Advice
Trout
Trouveres
Trovatore (Il)
Trows
Troxartas [bread-eater]
Troy-Novant (London)
Troy-town
Troy Weight
Truce of God
Truces
Truchuela
True Blue
True-lovers Knot
True as Touch
True Thomas and the Queen of Elfiand
Truepenny

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