uovo (it) - egg

affogate (it) - drowned, smothered; (of eggs) poached + Hokey Pokey, Five a Plate (song).

in camicia (it) - in one's shirt; (of eggs) poached

to wit - that is, namely + (notebook 1930): 'to "vet"' → vet - to examine carefully.

griphos (gr) - fishing-basket; enigma, riddle; anything dark and obscure + Gripes + grievously.

bedazzled - dazzled so as to be confused

bepuzzled - utterly puzzled + FDV: He had his sperrits all foulen on him; he was bedizzled and beduzzled; and he looked like bruddy Hal.

tristy - sad, sorrowful; trustworthy, faithful + Tristan.

caballero (sp) - gentleman, knight, cavalier

bloody hell

shelling - the firing of shells, bombardment with shells + shilling.

cockshy - a thing to throw at; an object of attack + gun shy + Don Quixote [.03-.06] [.23]

peso - the name of a coin, either of gold (peso de oro) or silver (peso de plata), formerly current in Spain and its colonies; now, of a standard silver coin + peasant.

bezant - coin formerly current in England + Annie Besant, theosophist.

armada - a fleet of ships of war (Cervantes acted as a provisioner for the Spanish Armada)

shimpanza (Serbian) - Chimpanzee (intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests) + Panza, Sancho - Don Quixote's servant. Reference is to Carr and his pants (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake) + sin (sp) - without + panza (sp) - belly.

wide open - open to the full extent + (after enlightenment Buddha walked the world, then remained immobile with his eyes open).

winsome - pleasing or attractive in appearance + FDV: But could annybroddy have looked twinsomer than the kerl he left behind him?

kerl = carl - a rude, rustic man + Kerl (ger) - man, fellow + girl + The Girl I Left Behind Me (song) + {heavenly Chuff is left behind - with the girls dancing around him}

candidatus (l) - clothed in white; a candidate for office

viridis (l) - green + viridosus (l) - greened

aurolucens (l) - gold-shining, shining goldly + viridis, candidus, aurosus (l) - green, white, golden (colors of the Irish national flag).

sine labore (l) - without effort, without work + sine labes (l) - without fault or blemish.

coton - obs. form of cotton + cotan (Bog Latin) - hero, warrior.

breeches - trousers ending above the knee + breiche (Bog Latin) - green.

stud - obs. pa. tense of stand

their - there (obs.) + FDV: How he stud there theirs so kevinly, a mickly dazzley,

most + Mookse.

heavily - with sorrow, grief, displeasure, or anger; grievously (obs.) + heavenly + Kevin.

anterevolitionarius (l) - one who is before willing again + antirevolutionary.

churchman - a man of the church; an ecclesiastic; a clergyman + (child of a church father from tonsure to toes).

tonsor - a barber + tonsure

almander - an almond tree

hagiography - the writing of the lives of saints; saints' lives as a branch of literature or legend

Deuteronomy - the name or title of the fifth book of the Pentateuch, which contains a repetition, with parenetic comments, of the Decalogue, and most of the laws contained in Exodus xxi-xxiii, and xxxiv + triginta duo (l) - thirty-two + duodetriginta (l) - twenty-eight + sumi (Japanese) - ink.

optimus (l) - best + septimus (l) - seventh (i.e. seventh son)

sextus + (the Buddha was once reborn as a six-tusked elephant).

Queen Maya - mother of the Buddha

cynosure - something that strongly attracts attention (as the north star attracts mariners), the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) constellation (from Greek kynos oura: dog's tail; the constellation of Ursa Minor)

inwreathe - to wreathe, intertwine with; to encircle as a wreath does

narcissus - a bulbous plant, flowering in spring and bearing a heavily scented single white flower with an undivided corona edged with crimson and yellow + cissy = sissy - an effeminate person; a coward.

micky dazzler (Slang) - a would-be dandy, a lady-killer

eely - resembling an eel in movement; wriggling, writhing

oily - bland, soothing, insinuating, fawning, 'unctuous'; 'slippery'

Carroll, Lewis - pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), English mathematician at Christ Church, Oxford, deacon, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass + looi (Dutch) - tanner's oak-bark + loose curls.

Netz (ger) - net

zvezda (Serbian, Russian) - star + vestalis (l) - priestess of Vesta, goddess of flocks and of the hearth.

priested - ordained to the priesthood; blessed by a priest + priestess - a female priest + pressed.

tractive - having the property of drawing or pulling; attractive, enticing (obs.) + John O'Reilly the Active (song).

dem - damned; demonstration + dem, de (Dialect Pronunciation) - them, the.

Buddha married daughter of Dandapani and was surrounded by eyelash-fluttering women

game cock - a cock bred and trained for fighting + FDV: with his gamecox spurts and his smile likuid glue,

Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 31: 'Mr. Justice Shearman frequently referred to Bywaters as "the adulterer," apparently quite unconscious of the fact that to people of Bywaters's generation, educated in the ethics of dear labour and cheap pleasure, of commercial sport and the dancing hall, adultery is merely a quaint ecclesiastical term for what seems to them the great romantic adventure of their lives. Adultery to such people may or may not be "sporting," but its wrongness is not a matter that would trouble them for a moment.'

sweetest + suess (ger) - sweet.

sourire (fr) - smile

weanling - a young child or animal newly weaned + (notebook 1931): 'sweetest smile ever a man wore' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 34: 'as... his eyes lighted on me with the sweetest smile that ever a man wore, I was conscious of a love and reverence for Charles Dodgson that became nearly an adoration'.

host - a great company; a large number + Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 16: 'There is one simple test by which you may judge the kind of woman that Edith Thompson was. No two photographs of her looked like photographs of the same woman; from different angles of view, in different clothes, she appeared like different people. Put her in a housemaid's dress and she would look like a housemaid; place her in tragic circumstances and she became a tragic actress. She was, to that extent, Everywoman; and she had the secret of the universal woman.'

spritty - a spritsail barge + spirits + sprit (Danish) - spirit.

Lustspiel (ger) - comedy + Rinder (ger) - cattle + lystspil (Danish) - farce + skuespillerindernes (Danish) - the actresses' + les pelerins (fr) - the pilgrims.

peahen - a female peafowl, the female of the peacock + FDV: whiles his host of faceful spritties they went peahenning around him in neuchoristic congressulations,

ripida (it) - steep (feminine) + rapida (it) - swift.

princeps (l) - first, first man, first member of the Senate; prince

Eucharistic - pertaining to the sacrament of the Lord's Supper

congression - the action of coming together or meeting; sexual intercourse + congratulations

purringly - in a purring manner; while purring

allaudo (l) - to extol, to praise much + alluding + FDV: allauding to him by all the licknames in the litany

litany - Eccl. An appointed form of public prayer, usually of a penitential character, consisting of a series of supplications, deprecations, or intercessions in which the clergy lead and the people respond, the same formula of response being repeated for several successive clauses.

Dulcinea - the name given by Don Quixote to his mistress in Cervantes' romance; hence, A mistress, sweetheart, lady of one's devotion.

imply - to insinuate, hint at + employing + (notebook 1931): 'the terms in which a W does not write to any - ex. her H' Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 91: (cross-examination of Edith Thompson by the Solicitor-General) 'When did you first begin to address him as your lover? - It is just what you mean by "your lover." The terms in which a woman does not write to any man except her husband? - I cannot remember'.

satisfy + set on fire.

tease him + (notebook 1931): 'to satisfy more than to deceive'  Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 91: (cross-examination of Edith Thompson by the Solicitor-General) 'Did your husband repeatedly ask you if you were happy? - He did. And did you tell him you were happy? - I did. Was that to deceive him? - It was to satisfy him more than to deceive him'.

shall we + (notebook 1931): 'shall I help you to remember' Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 93: (cross-examination of Edith Thompson by the Solicitor-General) 'What is the meaning of the injunction in that letter, "Don't keep this piece"? - I cannot remember now. Shall I help you to remember, if you read the next passage?'

Rigoletto - title, character of Verdi's opera, a hunchbacked jester + rigoler (fr) - to laugh + rigoletto (it) - circle of dancers holding hands + to recollect

yashmak - the double veil concealing the part of the face below the eyes, worn by Muslim women in public + ismik (Arabic) - your name (feminine) + jismik (Arabic) - your body (feminine).

fairhaired - having fair or light-coloured hair

fairhead - beauty

vouchsafe - to give, grant, or bestow in a gracious or condescending manner + bouche (fr) - mouth.

asfar (Arabic) - yellow

safra (Arabic) - travel + as far as (I) dare assume.

durst - p. of dare + Durst (ger) - thirst.

Suhne (ger) - atonement + Assunta (it) - Blessed Virgin Mary.

kisser - one who kisses; the giver of a kiss + kyriÍ eleÍsŰn (gr) - Lord have mercy + FDV: and sending him perfumed prayerpuffs to bouchesave unto each but every everyone the havemercyonhurs of his kissier licence.

endure + anduire (Bog Latin) - yesterday.

injurious - wrongful; hurtful to the rights of another; wilfully inflicting injury or wrong + anduiriu (Bog Latin) - today.

embetter - to make better + im Bett (ger) - in the bed + imbethrar (Bog Latin) - tomorrow.

rer - obs. form of rear (v.)

Asia + Issy's + S's.

impure - Of a language, style, etc.: Containing foreign idioms or grammatical blemishes + impure (Slang) - whore.

liber (l) - book; free, unlimited; a child; old Italian deity of planting and fructification + liber (Bog Latin) - sea.

certne (Bog Latin) - nevertheless

gurgle - the action or an act of gurgling; the noise made by liquid escaping intermittently from a vessel, of a stream flowing over a stony bed, etc.

arrah - an expletive expressing emotion or excitement, common in Anglo-Irish speech + James Joyce, Dubliners: 'Araby'.

bellows - to blow (with bellows) + to bellows up - to gather up (wind).

tumtum - tummy (the stomach or intestine); an imitation of the sound of a stringed instrument or instruments, esp. when monotonously played + Tantum Ergo (song). 

argan - an evergreen tree (N.O. Sapotaceś), found in Morocco + organ

gust - a strong current of air

gushy - extravagantly demonstrative + Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 17: 'He was often away at sea for long periods, and during those periods she used to write to him letters of a kind, characterized by Mr. Justice Shearman a "gush," which lovers and friends at distance love to receive; letters telling him her thoughts as they rose in her head, what she was doing, what she was reading, what she was thinking'.

goof - a mistake, esp. in an entertainment; a silly, stupid, or 'daft' person

girly - characteristic of or befitting a girl, girlish + (notebook 1931): 'happy little girls to have such a -' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 6: (of Carroll as a delightful instructor in arithmetics) 'Happy little girls who had such a master'.


Adelphi - the name of a group of buildings in London between the Strand and the Thames, laid out by the four brothers, and hence called Adelphi (Gr. brothers); the name of the theatre in the vicinity of these buildings, at which a certain type of melodrama was prevalent c 1882-1900, and so allusively.

O the swaying hops all golden (notebook 1931)

chant - to sing, warble

chor - the choir or chancel of a church + encore (fr) - more.