E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.