crown - to bring (efforts, wishes, etc.) to a successful and happy consumation.

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