pot valiance - valour or courage induced by drink, Dutch courage
platter - one who plats (to buffet, smack, knock); a flat dish or plate for food + plat regional (fr) - local dish.
Benjamin - the name of the patriarch Jacob's youngest son. Hence allusively, the youngest (and, consequently, favourite) son of a family; also transf.; 'Benjamin's mess or portion': the largest share.
bouilli (fr) - boiled beef
Spanish + Polish.
zaynith (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - zenith + zayit (Hebrew) - olive.
porco grasso (Italian) - fat swine, fat pig (an exclamation in Triestine Italian Dialect) + porcograso (Esperanto) - lard.
arabesque - to ornament in arabesque (a species of mural or surface decoration in colour or low relief, composed in flowing lines of branches, leaves, and scroll-work fancifully intertwined) + erebus - place of darkness between earth and heaven.
deluxe - luxuriously + deliciously - delightfully.
PHOENIX BREWERY - Phoenix Porter Brewery Co, in James's Street, across Watling Street from Guinness's. Ca 1820 the brewery was owned by Daniel O'Connell, Jr, later by John Brennan, O'Connell's manager, who renamed it the Phoenix Brewery. Until it went out of business before WW I, the Phoenix Brewery brewed "O'Connell's Ale." Its premises were taken over by Guinness, and the brewing of O'Connell's Ale by D'Arcy's Anchor Brewery.
The Memory of the Dead (song): 'Who fears to speak of Ninety-Eight?' (i.e. of the Irish rebellion of 1798)
- wedding + for the first, second, etc. time - as a first, second, etc.,
instance + "during his weekend pastime of executing with Anny Oakley deadliness
summatory pairs of provocatives, of which remained provokingly but two, the ones he fell for, Lili and Tutu, cork em!) empties which had not very long before contained Reid's family (you ruad that before, soaky, but all the bottles in sodemd histry will not soften your bloodathirst!) stout." [FW 52.01-06]
Piesporter - wine made in and around the village of Piesport on the north bank of the Mosel wine region of Germany. A white, light body wine that ranges from dry to off-dry, it can be made from Riesling, Müller-Thurgau or Elbling grapes.
Grand cru (French for 'great growth') is a regional wine classification that designates a vineyard known for its favorable reputation in producing wine. Although often used to describe grapes, wine or cognac, the term is not technically a classification of wine quality per se, but is intended to indicate the potential of the vineyard or terroir.
humble - marked by meekness or modesty + Thomas Moore: Though Humble the Banquet (song) [air: Farewell Eamon]: 'Though humble the banquet to which I invite thee, / Thou'lt find there the best a poor bard can command; / Eyes, beaming with welcome, shall throng round, to light thee, / And Love serve the feast with his own willing hand.'
banquet - a feast, a sumptuous entertainment of food and drink + bouquet - the odour of wine.
teaman - prisoner (slang); a marijuana addict + seaman - a sailor + leman (Archaic) - lover, sweetheart.
obdurately - in a stubborn unregenerate manner
FDV: The aftertale has it that The next evening but one the cad's wife spoke of the matter after sadality meeting to the Reverend the director, a fresh complexioned clergyman and it was he in all human probability who, seized of the facts, was overheard by accident - if indeed it was an accident - to repeat the words in an undertone to a layteacher of natural science in the middle 40's during a priestly flutter for safe & sane bets on the race course of baldoyle on the day when on a date easily capable of remembrance by all [turfites] when the portmanock plate was won captured after a clever getaway by a full length from Bald Boy Cromwell by Captain Blounts fresh colt drummer coxon at even money at short odds.
strife - earnest endeavor + bit of stuff - woman or girl + bit of strife (Rhyming Slang) - wife + Cad's Wife = Maggy (Joyce's list of characters in I.2).
née (fr) - born (feminine)
Maxwelton, Bareniece - wife of the Cad. Her name has to do with "Maxwelton's braes" in "Annie Laurie" (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake) + Annie Laurie (song): 'Maxwelton braes are bonny'.
quick ear - capable of swift perception
spittoon - a receptacle for spittle, usually a round flat vessel of earthenware or metal, sometimes having a cover in the form of a shallow funnel with an opening in the middle.
aftertale - a subsequent reckoning, a correction
hath - 3d. pres.sing. of have
glaned (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - gleaned (glean: to gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers; to pick up or gather anything by degrees, to gather information or material bit by bit + line up - to fall into line, to come up to a certain line + cleaned up (after meal).
domestic - of home, house, of one's own country or nation
husbandry - the care of a household, domestic menagement
persica (l) - peach + persic (Rhaeto-Romanic) - peach.
armeniacum prunum (l) - apricot (lit. "armenian plum") + Persians and Armenians.
pomum (l) - apple + Pomeranze (ger) - pomengrate + pomaranza (Rhaeto-Romanic) - orange (fruit) + Pomeranians.
slip - to glide or pass easily out of (or from) one's hand or grasp, through (or between) one's fingers , etc., so as to escape or be lost
clava (l, it) - cudgel, club + clavis (l) = clav (Rhaeto-Romanic) - key + slip the calf - to suffer abortion.
in one's claws - implying the notion of seizing, or having in one's possession or power
break news, a matter, a secret - to make it known, disclose, divulge it + LDV: The cad's wife (as the aftertale has it) spoke of the matter the next night but one after sodality meeting to the reverend, the director, a freshcomplexioned clergyman,
curtsey - slight bending of a knees + courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate remark + course
vesper - evensong + whisper
secret (Rhaeto-Romanic) - lavatory
pispigliando (it) - whispering + pis (pish) (gael) - vulva + (women's pissing is quieter than men's).
amad - mad, demented + amid + ama-da (Rhaeto-Romanic) - loved.
loverden - beloved + lavurdi (Rhaeto-Romanic) - weekday + dan (Serbian) - day.
manfolk - people, human beings
gossip - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people + gossip cup - a warm drink consisting of thin gruel, mixed with wine or ale, sweetened and spiced, given chiefly to sick people, esp. women in childbed + Hegesippus - a 4th century B.C. Athenian orator; a 2nd century Christian chronicler.
cup of tea
ticklish - sensitive, touchy; fickle
Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 1: 'I couldn't stood it much longer'
hosch - hush + hoscha! (Rhaeto-Romanic) - come in!
intra - within the powers of legal authority + intro - colloq. abbrev. of 'introduction' + intrar (Rhaeto-Romanic) - to enter.
jist = just
tablespoon - as much as a tablespoon holds + thimble.
cupple = couple - to link together, to fasten
lawrie = lowrie - a fox + Annie Laurie (song).
pudden - pudding
cum (l) - with
pech, pieck (Rhaeto-Romanic) - breast + peclas (Rhaeto-Romanic) - a cake made on Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) + pitschen (Rhaeto-Romanic) - slight, small.
epistle - a writing directed or sent to a person or group of people, usually an elegant and formal didactic letter + gossip/epistle.
epistola (l) - letter + pistol.
teetotal - of, relating to, or practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
vinars (Rhaeto-Romanic) - brandy + in vino veritas (l) - truth comes out under the influence of alcohol; a drunken person tells the truth (Pliny).
volatile - a winged animal + volatilis (l) - flying.
vale (l) - farewell
Sodality Priest = Shem (Joyce's list of characters in I.2)
Giordano Bruno of Nola (referred to as 'the Nolan' in Joyce's The Day of the Rabblement) + Browne and Nolan, Dublin booksellers.
Vincentian - a member of an order of Roman Catholic mission-priests founded by St. Vincent de Paul (1576-1660) + Vicentio - duke in Measure for Measure.
overhear - to hear (speech or utterance) that is not intended to reach one's ears + LDV: yet it was he in all human probability who, when seized of the facts, was overheard by accident-- if indeed, it was an accident--
reared - brought up to a certain stage of growth
ruadh (rue) (gael) - red + ruakh (Hebrew) - spirit, wind, puff.
Ecclesiastes - the title of a book of the Old Testament, written in the person of Solomon, and traditionally ascribed to his authorship
hippos (gr) - horse + Saint Augustine of Hippo.
output - to put out, produce
have a banana (Slang) - to coit + 'Have a Havana' (old commercial slogan for cigars) + Havvah (Hebrew) - Eve + bat (Hebrew) - daughter of + ben (Hebrew) - son of + bean (Irish) - woman + Anna.
pianissimo - very softly; a very soft passage + (whisper) + LDV: repeating a slightly different version of the words to a layteacher of organic chemistry in the middle forties
varied - presenting different forms or qualities on this account
Crookedribs - Eve (Paradise Lost, X, 884-85) + Mohammed: 'Women were created out of a crooked rib of Adam'.
confidential - spoken or written in confidence + confessions
Mère l'Oye (French) - Mother Goose + Marie Louise and Josephine (Napoleon's wives).
between hands - in the intervals of time, at intervals
swear fealty - (of the feudal tenant or vassal) to take the obligation of fidelity to his lord
bravour - valour, bravery, spirit + mein Braver (ger) - my good one.
freer - one that sets free; friar + Frau (ger) - wife, woman + mon frère!' (fr) - my brother!' + frar (Rhaeto-Romanic) - brother + Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du Mal: Au Lecteur: '— Hypocrite lecteur, — mon semblable, — mon frère!' (French '— Hypocrite reader, — my equal, — my brother!')
Balfe: The Bohemian Girl: The Secret of My Birth (song)
rubied - coloured like a ruby
oreille (fr) - ear + auricular - told privately ("an auricular confession") + aural - of or relating to the ear or to the sense of hearing + (certain old theologians held that the Blessed Virgin Mary was impregnated through her ear) + Persse O'Reilly.
philly - rel. to city of Philadelphia; filly + (notebook 1923): 'Ernest Thornton Philly - Henry -' (dashes ditto 'Thornton') + Teacher = Lily Kinsella.
lay - not ecclesiastical, unproffesional
rural science - the study of rural concerns esp. agriculture + (natural science).
orthophonethics - reproducing sounds correctly