pot valiance - valour or courage induced by drink, Dutch courage
platter - one who plats (to buffet, slap, smack, strike, 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 - boiled meat + bouilli (fr) - boiled beef.
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.
song: The Memory of the Dead: 'Who fears to speak of Ninety-Eight?' (i.e. of the Irish rebellion of 1798)
nuptial - wedding + for the first, second, etc. time - as a first, second, etc., instance.
Grand Cru (fr) - a vineyard producing a great-quality wine, wine of great quality (literally 'great growth')
humble - to make humble, to destroy the power + Thomas Moore: song Though Humble the Banquet [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
teaman - prisoner (slang); a marijuana addict + seaman - a sailor + leman (Archaic) - lover, sweetheart.
obdurately - stubbornly
bit of stuff - woman or girl + bit of strife (Rhyming Slang) - wife + strife - earnest endeavor + 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 haman 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.
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) + song Annie Laurie: '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
to line up - to fall into line, to come up to a certain line + 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.
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")
pomum (l) - apple + Pomeranze (ger) - pomengrate + pomaranza (Rhaeto-Romanic) - orange (fruit).
to slip the calf - to suffer abortion + 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) - cudgel, club + clavis (l) - key + clava (it) - club, mace + clav (Rhaeto-Romanic) - key.
in one's claws - implying the notion of seizing, or having in one's possession or power.
to break news, a matter, a secret - to make it known, disclose, divulge it.
curtsey - slight bending of a knees + course
vesper - evensong + whisper
secret (Rhaeto-Romanic) - lavatory
pispigliando (it) - whispering + pis (pish) (gael) - vulva.
amad - mad, demented + amid + ama-da (Rhaeto-Romanic) - loved.
loverden - beloved + lavurdi (Rhaeto-Romanic) - weekday.
manfolk - people, human beings
gossip - a familiar acquaintance, friend, chum; esp. Applied to a woman's female friends invited to be present at a birth + 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 + Hegesippos (g) - "Horse-commander"; 4th cent. Athenian orator.
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
cupple = couple - to link together, to fasten
lawrie = lowrie - a fox + song Annie Laurie.
pudden - pudding
cum (l) - with
pech, pieck (Rhaeto-Romanic) - breast + peclas (Rhaeto-Romanic) - a cake made on Shrove Tuesday + pitschen (Rhaeto-Romanic) - slight, small.
epistle - a literary work, usually in poetry, composed in the form of a letter; Chiefly (from its use in translations from L. and Gr.) applied to letters written in ancient times, esp. to those which rank as literary productions, or to those of a public character, or addressed to a body of persons.
epistola (l) - letter
in vino veritas (l) - truth comes out under the influence of alcohol; a drunken person tells the truth (Pliny) + vinars (Rhaeto-Romanic) - brandy.
volatile - a winged animal + volatilis (l) - flying.
vale (l) - farewell
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.
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.
output - to put out, produce
have a banana (Slang) - to coit + Havvah (Hebrew) - Eve + bat (Hebrew) - daughter of + ben (Hebrew) - son of.
pianissimo - very softly; a very soft passage
varied - presenting different forms or qualities on this account
catholic + crookedrig - crookback + Crookedribs - Eve (see Paradise Lost, X, 884-85).
confidential - spoken or written in confidence + confessions
between hands - in the intervals of time, at intervals
to 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.
Balfe: The Bohemian Girl: song The Secret of My Birth
rubied - coloured like a ruby
oreille (fr) - ear
philly - rel. to city of Philadelphia; filly + (notebook 1923): 'Ernest Thornton Philly - Henry -' (dashes ditto 'Thornton').
lay - not ecclesiastical, unproffesional
rural science - the study of rural concerns esp. agriculture
orthophonethics - reproducing sounds correctly