salut - In French Roman Catholic churches: an evening service of Benediction (Fr., ellipt. for salut du Saint Sacrement, salutation (or benediction) of the Blessed Sacrament) + Salat (ger) - lettuce + (notebook 1931): 'salat (prayer)'salat (Arabic) - prayer; specifically the Five Daily Prayers which Muslim men are enjoined to perform.

The Maiden's Prayer (song) + (notebook 1931): 'mahdi messias' → mahdi (Arabic) - holy man, messiah (literally 'guided one').

messenger + Messiah.

nabi - Theol. One inspired to speak the word of God; a prophet, spec. a Hebrew prophet of the Old Testament + Nabis (c. 200 B.C.) - Spartan tyrant, assassinated in coup d'etat + (notebook 1931): 'nabis (prophets)' nabi (Arabic) - prophet. 

prostrate - to cast oneself down prostrate; to bow to the ground in reverence or submission + (notebook 1931): 'prostrate -' → Muslim prayer involves a prescribed sequence of postures, including folding the arms, kneeling, bowing and prostration [.02-.03] + prostituting.

the self (notebook 1931)

combinedly - in a combined manner, in combination [(notebook 1931): 'combinedly'].

Fateha - Fatiha, Al-Fatihah: (Arabic): "The Opening", the title of the first Sura of the Koran; it is recited at the start of each unit of a Muslim's daily prayer [(notebook 1931): 'fateha (opening)'].

hands folded (notebook 1931)

eving = eaves - the edge of the roof of a building, or of the thatch of a stack, which overhangs the side

bloss (ger) - naked + blissful + blos (Dutch) - blush + song 'Tantum Ergo' includes 'salus', 'honour', 'blessing' and 'alleluia'.

ablution - the washing of the body as a religious rite + (notebook 1931): 'wuzu ablution' → Muslim prayer should be preceded with ritual ablution (called wuzu), including the washing of the hands, face and feet + absolution.

father + Farbe (ger) - color + Farbung (ger) - tint, dye, coloring.

amamus (l) - we love

orison - a prayer

mosque - a Muslim temple or place of worship

Osman - 14th century Turkish emir and founder of Ottoman dynasty

ebbing - the action of flowing back or retiring

laa ilaha illa Allah (Arabic) - there is no god but Allah (the shahada, the Muslim declaration of belief)

Turque - turk (obs.) + Turk - a native or inhabitant of Turkey + turquoise - shade of blue tinged with green.

ksantos (gr) - yellow + XANTHOS - "Tawny": River, South-West Asia Minor (modern Turkey), flows South-West and South to Mediterranean. Aka Scamander; In the Iliad, Xanthos is the river and plain of Troy: "the great deep-eddying river who is called Xanthos by the gods, but by mortals Skamandros" (Iliad XX, 74) + sanctus (l) - sacred, holy Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (l) - 'Holy, Holy, Holy' (prayer).

diddest - rare f. didst, 2nd sing. pa. tense of do (v.) + FDV: We think to thine, mighty innocent, that diddest bring it off fuitefuite.

fuite - flight + pfui - An exclamation of contempt or disgust + fuit (l) - he [she, it] has been + fiat (l) - let it be, so be it.

Midland - the middle part of a country. Also pl. esp. applied to the middle counties of England + (Midland Bank Ltd manager).

reside - to dwell permanently or for a considerable time

obeisant - showing respect or deference, humbly or servilely obedient + 'Your obedient servant' (bank jargon) + {we [Flora girls] shall reside with all your obedient servants in The Rose Garden}

Burke - a colloquial designation of 'A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom', the first edition of which, issued in 1826, was compiled by John Burke (1787-1848).

mobility - the mob, the lower classes + nobility.

la roseraie (fr) - the rose garden (i.e. the name of a house) + FDV: Should in ofter years it became about you will becoming a bank midland mansioner we and I shall reside with our obeisant servants at La Roserie, Ailesbury Road.

AILESBURY - Road in South-East Dublin. It forms the bottom of a triangle whose sides are Anglesea and Merrion Roads, which converge at Ballsbridge to become Northumberland Road. There was a tram stop at the intersection of Allesbury and Merrion Roads.

red brick - of or relating to a British university founded in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century in a large industrial city, with buildings of red-brick, as distinct from the older universities (esp. Oxford, Cambridge, the ancient universities of Scotland, and some of the London colleges) built predominantly in stone.

hellishly - extremely

good value - entertaining, worth keeping company with, worth seeing, etc. + {Red brick houses have good value}

roster - a list or table exhibiting the names of a set of persons, esp. as taking turns of duty with each other

nab - to snatch or seize (a thing)

bosky - consisting of or covered with bushes or underwood; full of thickets, bushy + best

timber tree - a tree yielding timber or wood fit for building or construction + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 635: 'Tatraclinis articulata... a useful timber tree in Algeria'.

neighbourhood + nebo (Serbian) - sky.

oncall - to call upon, invoke + onncaill (Bog Latin) - bury + on-caill (Irish) - great damage + uncle’s

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 598: 'the intoducer of Acer rubrum... Lucombe Oak... and American Larch'.

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 598: 'Robinson founded a nursery in Kilkenny in 1765, and introduced the Turkish Hazel'.

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 605: 'Abies cephalonica... Greek Fir'

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 621: 'Libocedrus decurrens... The Incense Cedar'

hypsometer - an instrument for measuring altitudes that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 599: 'All the tree heights... were measured by means of the geometrical hypsometer'.

MOUNT ANVILLE - District and house between Milltown and Dundrum, South Dublin. Since the 19th century, Mount Anville House has been a Sacred Heart convent and boarding school for girls + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 613: 'Cedrus libani... There are five fine trees at Mount Anville, Dundrum, County Dublin'.  

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 630: 'Pinus sylvestris... The native race is held to have died out'

arthron (gr) - joint + orthotaxis (gr) - correct order + Athrataxis - genus of Tasmanian cedars Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 611: 'Athrotaxis laxifolia... there is a specimen at Kilmacurragh' + heart attacks + orthodoxy.

larix - larch (a well-known coniferous tree, a native of the Alps, which is largely cultivated in this country. Its timber is tough and durable. It yields Venetian turpentine, and the bark is used in tanning) + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 619: 'LARIX' (the genus Larch).

Lorcán Ua Tuathail, also known as St Laurence O'Toole - Archbishop of Dublin 1161–1180 + THULE - Ancient name for the extreme North limit of the world, an island 6 days sail North of Britain. Conjectured to be the Shetlands, or part of coast of Norway. Virgil's Georgics I, 30, is the source of the phrase "Ultima Thuhe" + Thuja - genus of cedars (mentioned in Fitzpatrick's 'The Trees of Ireland'). 

wych elm - the mountain ash Pyrus aucuparia; Ulmus montana (of which bows were made) + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 656: 'Ulmus montana... The Mountain or Wych Elm'.

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 651: 'Populus vernirubens... The original tree is growing in a garden in Ranelagh, County Dublin'.

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 612: 'Callitris oblonga... This specimen is growing in a well-sheltered spot... and was flourishing and bearing numerous cones when seen in 1932'.

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 612: 'Callitris robusta... The only specimen known out of doors in Ireland... has survived two winters in the open'.

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 605: 'Abies alba... A native of the mountains of central and southern Europe' ('native' appears several more times in 'The Trees of Ireland').

Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 613: 'Cryptomeria japonica... It was introduced in 1842, and seed in quantity was sent by Fortune in 1844'.

pale peach + Polly Peachum - heroine of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.

pillar post - pillar box + postern - a back door, a private door.

lovesick - languishing for or with love

letters + Lucia Joyce, Joyce's daughter, drew a set of lettrines (ornamental capital letters), which were used to illustrate some of Joyce's works.

affianced - pledged to be married + affixed - firmly attached.

railings - a fence or barrier made of rails

swing - a noose for hanging, halter (obs.)

hammock - a hanging bed, consisting of a large piece of canvas, netting, etc. suspended by cords at both ends

taught = taut - tightly drawn, as by longitudinal tension; stiff, tense

prismic - of or pertaining to the optical prism; formed, effected, separated, or distributed by or as by a transparent prism; hence, of varied colours, bright-coloured, brilliant; Also fig.

boites (fr) - boxes 

binocular - performed by or adapted to both eyes

embrasure - to furnish with embrasures (a slanting or bevelling in the sides of an opening to a wall for a window or door, so that the inside profile of the window is larger than that of the outside).

rare - splendid, excellent, fine + rare (Irish Pronunciation) - rear.

Fiat cars + fiat (l) - let it be, so be it.

autokinesy - self-movement, spontaneous motion + auto - Colloq. abbrev. of automobile + autokineton (gr) - self-moving thing (i.e. automobile).

chubby - round-faced; plump and well-rounded + FDV: Fyat-Fyat shall be our number on the autokinaton and Chubby in his Chuffs oursforownly chuffeur. So come all ye wealthy gentrymen with ladyfulls of fun!

chuff - a cheek swollen or puffed with fat; the buttocks or backside; the anus

chauffeur - a professional or paid driver of a private motor vehicle

Tristan (*T*)

uns - obs. Sc. form of ounce + uns (ger) - us + (notebook 1931): 'tea was waiting for you' Bowman: The Story of Lewis Carroll 71: 'When we actually got to the Head there was tea waiting in the coastguard's cottage'.

antron (gr) - cave, grotto; closet + entries

gourmand - one who is over-fond of eating, a glutton; a judge of good eating + cousin-german. 

Percy - the masculine Christian name used, freq. with connotations of weakness or effeminacy, as a representative name for a conscientious objector.

pup - a young dog, a whelp

denounce - to give away information about somebody; to speak out against + announce.

misnomer - a mistake in naming a person or place, a wrong name or designation


Siamese twins - any pair of twins physically united by their tissues + Siamese (cat).

A cat has nine lives (proverb)

tattle - to speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly + (fire).

tir lin tin tin (notebook 1931) Verrimst: Rondes et Chansons Populaires 300: Complainte de Saint Louis: 'Un jour, un roi très-chrétien, Tir lin tin tin, De la foi le vrai soutien, Tir lin tin tin' (French song Lament of Saint Louis: 'One day, a very Christian king, Tir lin tin tin, True supporter of the faith, Tir lin tin tin')

Dame Tartine (notebook 1931) Verrimst: Rondes et Chansons Populaires 155: Histoire Merveilleuse de Dame Tartine (French song The Marvellous Story of Lady Bread-and-Butter; whose entire life (palace, husband's clothing, daughter's face, daughter's suitor's head, etc.) is made of various sweets) + marmalade.

shortbread - very rich thick butter cookie

marchpane - a kind of confectionery composed of a paste of pounded almonds, sugar, etc., made up into small cakes or moulded into ornamental forms

switch - a long bunch or coil of hair, esp. of false hair worn by women to supplement the natural growth of hair

poire (fr) - pear

sundae - a confection of ice-cream topped or mixed with crushed fruit, nuts, syrup, whipped cream, etc. + Sunday.

cochineal - a scarlet dye-stuff (primarily for fabrics) made of the dried bodies of an insect; the colour of cochineal-dye (i.e. scarlet) + cocoa.

hose - an article of clothing for the leg; breeches, drawers

caramel - the colour of caramel brown; a kind of 'candy' or sweet

briskly - with brisk motion or action; smartly, in reference to dress (obs.) 

BOOTERSTOWN - District, South-East Dublin, on shore road to Blackrock. It was on the Dalkey, Kingstown, and Blackrock tram line. The earliest name was "Ballybothyr," "town of the road," Ir. bothar, angl "booter," "batter," or "boher."