jord (Danish) - earth + yard.

ham and eggs till further orders

primate - Eccl. An archbishop, or formerly sometimes a bishop, holding the first place among the bishops of a province + (wild horses will not stop him).

from + fremad (Danish) - forward.

rear - to build up, create, bring into existence

handy - conveniently accessible or ready for use; of, or done by, the hand (obs.) + Handy Andy (1842) - a stage-Irish novel by Samuel Lover dealing with aspects of Irish life in a light-hearted way. The episodic plot centres on the title-character, a blundering servant.

antic - an ornamental representation, purposely monstrous, caricatured, or incongruous, of objects of the animal or the vegetable kingdom, or of both combined (obs.); a grotesque or ludicrous gesture, posture, or trick; also fig. of behaviour. (Commonly in pl.)

nom de plume (fr) - pseudonym

Finland + Eanach-lann (anokhlon) (gael) - Fen-place + Gott strafe England (ger) - May God punish England.

Saint George

inlander - one who dwells in the interior of a country + merry England.

laugh + loch (lokh) (gael) - lake; anglic. lough.

whisky + Weinschank (ger) - wine-shop.

schwemmen (ger) - to soak + Schwemme (ger) - tavern + shammy - a spurious imitation + {And don’t laugh at his wine tavern! [e.g. FW]}

gigglesome - prone to giggling + Wyndham Lewis compared Joyce's style in Bloom's stream of consciousness with that of Mr Jingle in Pickwick Papers.

scrivenery - the occupation of a scrivener; writing, as of a copyist or clerk

satiety - the state of being glutted or satiated with food + society

S.P.Q.R. - an initialism from a Latin noun phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and the People of Rome"), referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic, and used as an official signature of the government. It appears on coins, at the end of documents made public by inscription in stone or metal, in dedications of monuments and public works, and was emblazoned on the standards of the Roman legions. 

sniggering - that sniggers (to laugh in a half-suppressed, light or covert manner), snickering + FDV: Inform to the old sniggerin sniggering publicking press.

coper - a dealer + Napoleon called the English 'a nation of shopkeepers'.

plighty - full of folds, wrinkled; responsible, guilty + plighted troth & bloody truth.

malady - a morbid or depraved condition (e.g. of mind, morals, social arrangements, etc.); something that calls for a remedy

milady - a continental rendering of 'my lady', used as an appellation in speaking to or of an English noblewoman or great lady

melodi (Welsh) - melody

Malory, Sin Thomas - 15th-century author of Morte d'Arthur + malodi (Provençal) - thanks to.

lalage (gr) - prattle + Bulwer-Lytton: The Lady of Lyons (a play).

Lyonesse - Tristan's home country in Malory's account

knave - rogue, rascal + (notebook 1930): 'her knave arrant'.

arrant - wandering, itinerant, vagrant; esp. in 'knight arrant'

gillian - a girl, wench (fr. - Juliana) + O'Giollagain (o'gilegan) (gael) - descendant of Giollagan (diminutive of giolla, "lad, servant") + Rose Gilligan, fruiterer and florist, Capel Street + Patrick G. Smyth: The Wild Rose of Lough Gill.

croppy - one who has his hair cropped short; applied esp. to the Irish rebels of 1798, who wore their hair cut very short as a sign of sympathy with the French Revolution + Michael Banim: Croppy.

Michael Banim: Crowhore of the Billhook

crystal set (radio)

Calypso ("She that conceals") - nymph with whom Odysseus spent several years, and who bore him a son

Lotus Eaters

Hades ("Unseen")

Eolian Island + nemo (l) - nobody (name Odysseus called himself to the cyclops) + patria (l) - fatherland + Nemo in patria (l) - No one in the fatherland: i.e. Odysseus in the land of Aiolos (god of winds), father of twelve. Aiolos gave Odysseus a bag of winds that took him safely to Ithaca, his own fatherland, but his crew opened the bag and storms swept them away again.


Scylla and Charybdis

Wandering Rocks


Cyclops + Polyphemus - One of Homer's cyclops, one-eyed giant, outwitted by Ulysses or Noman, who got him drunk and blinded him.   


Oxen of the Sun + Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.

Circe + Walpurgis Nacht (ger) - Walpurgis Night + nackt (ger) - naked.

maleesh - no matter! never mind! (from Arabic maalesh, of the same meaning))

untired - not tired or exhausted + entire

Leinster, Munster, Connacht, Ulster (4 provinces)

strip poker - strip game and a variation of the traditional poker where players remove clothing when they lose a round

hail fellow - an intimate or familiar associate + old fellow.

gaffer - an elderly rustic; an old fellow. Also simply, a fellow.

Sabbatarian - one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism) [(notebook 1931): 'Sabbatarian' Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 312: 'Some Sabbatarian observed to Shearsmith that Swedenborg could not be considered a good Christian because he did not observe the Sabbath'].

faction - a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue

beard splitter (Slang) - man much given to wenching, frequenter of prostitutes


fundus (l) - bottom + megafundus (gr) - big bottom.;;

Tam O'Shanter - Scottish style hat originally worn by men. The hat is named after a character in a poem written by Robert Burns in 1790.

ladyship + 'Letty' - Delaney's name for Laetitia Van Lewen (friend of Swift).

gammer - a rustic title for an old woman, corresponding to gaffer for a man + Kummer (ger) - sorrow.

congealed - frozen; petrified + By the ancients and in the Middle Ages (rock-)crystal was supposed to be congealed water or ice 'petrified' by some long-continued natural process. 

sponsor - one who enters into an engagement, makes a formal promise or pledge, on behalf of another + sponsa (l) - bride + (notebook 1931): 'congenial consorts' Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 201: 'if the married life has not been entered upon here, or an unsuitable connection has been formed, congenial consorts will be found hereafter by all whos so desire'.

cess - to cease to perform a legal duty; to give up, surrender + ceased.

malter = a maltster - one whose occupation it is to make malt + making water.

Jameson's whiskey

Duft (ger) - odor, perfume + FDV: How wholephallows, his guffer, he had a greak big oh in the megafundum of his tomashunders and how Her Lettyshape, his gummer, She had never cissied waking malters among the jemasons jemassons since the cluft that meataxe delt her made her microchasm as gap as down low.

Metaxa - In full, Metaxa brandy. A proprietary name for a dark Greek brandy; a drink or glass of this brandy + (joke about small boy who saw his sister in bath, and asked about the obvious differences, to which she replied "Oh, I was hit with an axe there", and he retorted "That's too bad, and right in the cunt too").

microcosm - the 'little world' of human nature + chasma (gr) - gulf, gaping mouth, wide opening + (vulva).

gap - any opening or breach in an otherwise continuous object, a chasm + up

Dun Loich (dun lokh) (gael) - Loch's (masc. personal name) Fort; anglic. [Gap of] Dunloe, mountain pass, Co. Kerry.

kettle of fish - confused or difficult state of affairs + formula to end fairy tale: 'So they put on the kettle and made tea, and if they don't live happy that you and I may'.

fight between *A* & *E* - she bites his behind breakfast as usual (notebook 1930)

Talbot, Lord - heroic in Henry VI, several times a bad Irish viceroy. There is a Talbot Street in Dublin + (notebook 1930): 'tallibont (bridge (end))' The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 259c: (Welsh place-names) 'Talybont, end of the bridge'.

all had muffins for tea 

tiffin - In India and neighbouring eastern countries, A light midday meal; luncheon + (notebook 1930): 'tyffin brook' The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Wales', 259c: (Welsh place-names) 'Nantyffin, the boundary brook'.

thea = tea - a light meal in the late afternoon, but locally in the U.K. (esp. northern), and in Australia and N.Z., a cooked evening meal + thea (gr) - goddess.

just set it all right down + Outlook 29 Apr 1922, 338: 'James Joyce's Ulysses' (review of Ulysses by Arnold Bennett): 'He has taken an oath with himself to put it all down and be hanged to it'.

rightfully - justly, fairly, rightly, properly

in black and white - in writing or in print

yielding to no man in my ignorance (notebook 1931) Hall: Random Records of a Reporter 198: (upon having to interview the Archbishop of Dublin on Bimetallism as applied to a forthcoming Presidential election) 'Yielding to no man in my absolute ignorance of the subject, I regarded the duty with fear and trembling'.

realy + Act of Contrition: 'I am heartily sorry' + FDV: He would jused sit it all rite write down just as he would jused to set it up all right seeing how heartsilly, sorey he was owning so to the condrition of his bikestool.

condition + contrition

Beichtstuhl (ger) - confessional

read off - to utter aloud (the words or sentences indicated by the writing, etc., under inspection); to render in speech (anything written, a book, etc.)

flesh skin + Fläschchen (ger) - little flask.

quille (fr. slang) - penis + bone (Slang) - penis.

quire - a set of four sheets of parchment or paper doubled so as to form eight leaves, a common unit in mediæval manuscripts; hence, any collection or gathering of leaves, one within the other, in a manuscript or printed book. Also, twenty-four (formerly sometimes twenty-five) sheets of writing-paper.

editor - the publisher of a book

Caxton - a book printed by William Caxton (died 1492), the first English printer + Castor and Pollux.

pollock - a sea-fish of genus Pollachius, allied to the cod, but having the lower jaw protruding.

miraculous - so extraordinary as to appear supernatural, astonishing

jeremiad - a lamentation; a writing or speech in a strain of grief or distress + Joyce's note: 'Jeremiah (Jerry)' + FDV: And fillfull ninequires with it for his auditers Caxton and Pollock, a most moraculous jeerynyhead about whose told his innersense

song book - one of the service-books of the Anglo-Saxon church; a book of songs + (notebook 1931): 'sin book' Connelly: The Green Pastures 13: (First Mammy Angel reprimanding a mocking Cherub) 'You wanter be put down in de sin book?'


sceau (fr) - seal + so and so.

Heldin (ger) = heldin (Dutch) - heroine

en bloc (fr) - as a whole

BAYREUTH - Town, Germany. Wagner festivals have been held there since 1876 in the Festspielhaus, designed by Wagner. 

utterly + Otto Wesendonck - a patron of Richard Wagner and the husband of Mathilde Wesendonck, with whom Wagner was infatuated.

admired by her husband (notebook 1923) → Schuré: Woman the Inspirer 14: (Frau Elisa Wille, in her memoirs, of Otto Wesendonck's reaction to Wagner) 'The master of the house... was filled with admiration for the extraordinary man with whom destiny had brought him in contact'.

soul-intimacy (notebook 1923) → Schuré: Woman the Inspirer 19: 'Sublime love found courage to assert itself by the renunciation of complete possession, and to afford itself the joys of a perfect soul intimacy in all the longing and anguish of the flesh'.

sold + who stole his innocence.

grusome = gruesome - inspiring fear, awe, or horror; fearful, horrible + grusomhed (Danish) - cruelty.