song A Wild Mountain Air
ductor - a leader, the leader of a band of music
fezzy - furnished with or wearing a fez
fuzz - a mass of fine, light, fluffy particles; the beard of an adolescent boy.
bludgeon - a short stout stick or club, with one end loaded or thicker and heavier than the other, used as a weapon.
signum - sign, signature
silentium in curia (l) - silence in the court
maypole - a tall pole in an open place and wreathed with flowers forming a center for may day sports.
canto - a song, ballad (obs.); one of the major divisions of a long poem.
chorussed - singed in chorus
christen - baptize, to give a name to
tollgate - a point where vehicles pause to pay toll
Annona (l) - goddess; personified yearly produce
rann - a stanza of a song, a verse + rann (ron) (gael) - verse, stanza, quatrain.
rann (ger) - flowed
buachaill (bukhel) (gael) - boy
caile (kalyi) (gael) - girl, wench
vier (German, Dutch) - four
stoney = stony
mote = moot - to argue, to plead, to discuss, dispute, esp. in a law case.
Mike - an Irishman; a Roman Catoholic
dub - to name, style, nickname
llyn - a lake or pool in Wales + O Fhlainn (o lin) (gael) - descendant of Flann ("Ruddy"); anglic. Lynn + llyn (Welsh) - lake, pond.
Fionn (fin) (gael) - fair
Lug on Lugh (known as Lamhfada or "long armed," and as Lugaid) - Gaelic sungod.
bog (bug) (gael) - soft + bog (sr) - god.
Dunlop, Daniel - the Dunlop of Ulysses (183), president of the Dublin Theosophical Society when AE was vice-president, founder of the British Anthropological Society + Mac Duinnshleibhe (mok dunlevi) (gael) - son of Donnshleibhe ("Brown of the Mountain"); anglic. Dunlop, etc.
lex - law
apt - to make fit, adapt (to), prepare suitably (for)
Art (art) (gael) - stone; bear + arth (Welsh) - bear.
coll (kol) (gael) - hazel tree; letter C
noll - head
parse - to describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, by stating the part of speech, inflexion, and relation to the rest of the sentence + song I'll Name the Boy Dennis, or No Name at All.
arrah - exp. of surprise or excitement
frosty - affected with or characterized by frost; reduced to a temperature at or below freezing-point; ice-cold + FDV: Sure leave it to Hosty, frosty fiddler, leave it to Hosty he's the man to ran run the rann, the wran of all ranns.
rann (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - wren + Irish children used to carry a dead wren on a stick from door to door collecting money on Saint Stephen's Day (26 December); James Joyce, Ulysses (15): (BLOOM’S BOYS): 'The wren, the wren, / The king of all birds, / Saint Stephen's his day, / Was caught in the furze'.
ha - have
han't - have not, has not
brum - to murmur, hum
clip clop - imitations of sounds of alternating rhythm
Joyce's note: 'glass crash' → Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 16: 'Glass Crash. -- A quantity of broken glass emptied from a bucket on to a piece of sheet iron used to give the illusion of breaking glass'
Klatsch (ger) - applaud
greadadh (gradu) (gael) - clapping
+ audite! (l) - hear!, listen! (plural).
Luigi Arditi: 19th century Italian conductor and composer, based in London but touring worldwide, including Dublin (Fitzpatrick: Dublin, Historical and Topographical Account 267: 'the veteran conductor Signor Arditi was as well known in Dublin as the Nelson Pillar'; his picture appears on Souvenir of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Opening of The Gaiety Theatre 14).
musique (fr) - music + cue - humour, disposition, mood, frame of mind (proper to any action) + Joyce's note: 'Music Cue' → Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 19: 'Music Cue. -- A note on the prompt copy of a play to indicate where music is to be used either on the stage or in the orchestra'.
"earwig" + FDV: Have you heard of
Humptydumpty / How he fell with a roll and a rumble / And
like old Oliver Crumple /
By the back
of the magazine wall / of the the magazine wall //
I'll go bail
my dairyman darling / Like the /
All your butter
/ I'll go bail
like the bull of the Cow / All your butter is / in your horn // He was one time
our King of
/ Now he's kicked about like any old parsnip / And from Green street by order of
Worship / He'll be shipped
sent to the
jail of Mountjoy / To The
jail of Mountjoy. / Jail him and joy // He had schemes in his head for to bother
us / Stage coaches & wealth
the populace / Cow's
milk for the sick, seven Sundays a week, / Openair love &
religious reform / & prisons reform /
hideous in form // But
says you, couldn't he manage it. / I'll go bail, my big dairyman darling / Like
bull of the Cassidy's / All your butter is in your / His butter is in his
/ Butter his horns // Sure leave it to Hosty, frosty fiddler, leave it to Hosty
he's the man / to ran
the rann, the wran of all ranns. // He was
strolling around the /
It was in this zoological garden
/ He was strolling around by the monument
/ Poor old humpty
/ When he
the backdoor of the omnibus / He
caught his death of fusiliers / His death of fusiliers / And he'll lose his ears
// But wait
/ Tis a great
so it is, for missus
three little children / But wait
till look out for
his missus legitimate / When she gets a grip of
old Earwicker / There'll
be earwigs on the green? / Big earwigs on the
green / Then we'll have a grand
celebration band & mass meeting /
For to sod the bold son scandinavian / And we'll
bury him down, / in Oxmanstown / Where he'll
(The first draft of the "Rann" ends here)