Re: Troj ( it was ancient sources)

From: Daniel J. Milton
Message: 20101
Date: 2003-03-19

--- In, "P&G" <petegray@...> wrote:
> > Is there any language beside Romanian where the word "troy-"
will make a
> > sense? Just as mater of curiosity:-)
> Yes, as you right say, a "mater" of curiosity, because in Latin it
means a
> mother ("mater") sow, with piglets.
> Peter

It does? Enlighten me. "Sus" and "porca" are all I can find for a
sow, with or without pigs.
If you want a language with the word "troy", try English. Troy--
pertaining to a system of weights used mostly for precious metals in
which the pound contains 12 troy ounces (vs. 16 avoirdupois oz. in
the standard system. Originally used at Troyes, France (<Tricassi,
a Gallic tribe). Hope this helps with the ethnicity of Troy,