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 Troxar’tas [bread-eater].Troy-town 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Troy-Novant (London).
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.”   1
“For noble Britons sprong from Trojans bold,
And Troy-novant was built of old Troyes ashes cold.”
Spenser: Faërie Queene, iii. 9.

 Troxar’tas [bread-eater].Troy-town 


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