come into the picture - to be a basic part of, or concerned with a situation + FDV: who not knows she early when first come into the pictures factory fresh wronged by whomsoever.

Selkirk, Alexander (1676-1721) - Scottish shipwrecked sailor, model for Robinson Crusoe + elskere (Danish) - lovers.

Jahr (ger) - year + yards.

anam (onem) (gael) - soul + ainm (Irish) - name + annus (l) - year

foaming - that foams + fiume (it) - river.

hvem ved noget (Danish) - who knows something. 

mo ghradh mo chroidhe (mu gra mu khri) (gael) - my love of my heart + Magrath.

take the rap - to accept responsibility and the consequent punishment (orig. for a crime) + FDV: he take rap for that [early] party.

whenceforward - from which place onward

Ali Baba - the name of the principal character in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from the Arabian Nights + Ani - Egyptian scribe, subject of the 'Papyrus of Ani' (Budge: The Book of the Dead) + ani (Hebrew) - I.

vierte (ger) - fourth + forty.

bustle - a pad to give fullness to the skirt + FDV: and whenceforward Ani Mama and her forty bustles terrified of mountains?

furibund - furious, raging, mad + moribund - at the point of death; in a dying state.

mountain (river) bed + maiden bed.

schi = sky + Schi (ger) - ski + she

frightened + {She feigned illness and got a pain in her stomach from the soldiers at war [pregnancy]}

All Souls - the souls of all the pious dead + also

pignus (l) - pawn, security, pledge + pugna (l) - fistfight, combat + pign (Rhaeto-Romanic) - pine tree + pugn (Rhaeto-Romanic) - fist, ball + ping-pong.

pan - obs. Sc. form of pain

stummick - repr. dial. and pop. pronunc. of stomach + stummi (Rhaeto-Romanic) - stomach.

Plurabella + polar bears + 'pura e pia bella' - religious wars of Vico's heroic age.

pur = a name given to the knave or Jack in the game of post and pair (a game on the cards, played with three cards each, wherein much depended on vying, or betting on the goodness of your own hand); poor + pur (Rhaeto-Romanic) - clean + pur (ger) - pure..

jack - Cards. Name for the knave of trumps in the game of all-fours; hence gen. any one of the knaves + jactitation - public declaration, bragging + gesticulating + (notebook 1931): 'jactitor jactitator' Crofts: Women under English Law 27: 'Where a person falsely and persistently boasts that he or she is married to another, that other may by a petition in a suit of jactitation of marriage obtain a decree enjoining perpetual silence on the the subject on the jactitator'.

poorliness - the condition of being poorly

"The hearts That pannelled me at heeles, to whom I gaue Their wishes" (1606 Shakes. Ant. & Cl. iv. xii. 21) + Parnellism - the principles or policy of the party of Irish members in the House of Commons led by Charles Stewart Parnell from 1880 to 1891, whose aim was to establish Home Rule in Ireland + Panellenismos (gr) - "All-Greeks-ism": the idea that all the Greeks should unite into one nation or confederation.

grime - soot, smut, coal-dust, or other black particles, deposited upon or ingrained in some surface, esp. the human skin + (notebook 1931): 'parnellism & crime' Hall: Random Records of a Reporter 211: 'The Times Special Commission on "Parnellism and Crime"' (series of articles in which Pigott's forged Parnell letters were published).

harbour - to provide a lodging or lodging-place for; to shelter from the weather or the night + (notebook 1931): 'harbours her' Crofts: Women under English Law 39: 'If, however, a third person, without just cause, persuades a wife to leave her husband, or harbours her after she has so left him, such a person commits an actionable wrong, for which the husband can recover damages'.

feme sole - a woman who has not the protection of a husband + (notebook 1931): 'feme sole' Crofts: Women under English Law 35: 'Any woman married on or after 1st January, 1883, now holds as her separate estate all property belonging to her, whether acquired before or after marriage, and she may dispose by will or otherwise of all such property, as if she were a feme sole (i.e. an unmarried woman)'.

sovereign - supreme, paramount + zôravar (Armenian) - general, commander.

governor-general + givno (Ruthenian) shit.

consort - a husband or wife, a spouse + (notebook 1931): 'antient consortium rooms' Crofts: Women under English Law 39: 'RIGHT OF CONSORTIUM. A duty rests upon a wife... to live and cohabit with her husband; but it is a duty which cannot be effectually enforced, for a husband is not entitled to compel his wife by force to live with him'.

room + ANTIENT CONCERT ROOMS - 42½ Great Brunswick Street. Originally Dublin Oil Gas Co, by 1928 Eason's bookstore, now a cinema. The first production of National Theatre Society (later Abbey Theatre) given here in 1902 + Ruhm (ger) - fame.

durant - lasting, continuous + durant (fr) - during.

coverture - Law. The condition or position of a woman during her married life, when she is by law under the authority and protection of her husband. Also in phr. under coverture + (notebook 1931): 'during coverture' Crofts: Women under English Law 33: 'At Common Law during "coverture" (i.e., the state of being married) the wife's legal individuality was regarded as merged in that of her husband'.

wife cannot steal from hub (notebook 1931) Crofts: Women under English Law 40: 'At Common Law a husband and wife were incapable of stealing from one another, and even a third person who aided a wife to remove her husband's possessions was only guilty of theft if he had committed or intended to commit adultery with her'.

oz - an abbreviation used for 'ounce', 'ounces', esp. after a number, as in 3 lb. 8 oz.  

Damhan (dawan) [?] (gael) - Ox; 'Damman' is masc. personal name in Macpherson's Fingal + Damen (ger) - ladies.

beleave - to go away from (a person or place); to leave at death; to remain over, survive, be left in existence [(notebook 1931): 'beleaved'].

chickenbroth - a decoction of the flesh and bones of a chicken, used as a nutritious food for invalids [(notebook 1931): 'chicken broth death' Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 34: 'Chicken Broth Death' (in a list of newspaper cuttings sent by Mrs Thompson to Bywaters, describing a death due to the consumption of broth made from a chicken which had eaten a rat virus or rat poison)].

both parties to a deed *E* & *A* (notebook 1931) Crofts: Women under English Law 33: 'a deed to which the husband and wife were both parties'.

feed - food; colloq. A meal + Joyce's note (notebook 1923): 'feed (feast)' > MS 47477-126, EM: so as if ever she's beleaved by chicken brooth death since both was parties to the feed its its Hetman ^+Mac Cumhal+^ foots the funeral | JJA 51:163 | Feb 1933 |, also MS 47478-177, MT: Their feed begins. | JJA 53:278 | 1934 | II.2§9.*4 | FW 308.15.

hetman - a captain or military commander in Poland and countries formerly united or subject to it; whence subsequently retained as a title among the Cossacks.

Finn MacCumhaill - Finn MacCool + Mac Cumhail (mok kul) (gael) - son of Cumhal: Fionn.

foots (Slang) - pays for + (notebook 1931): '*A* not obliged to pay *E*'s funeral' Crofts: Women under English Law 39: 'A husband is liable for the reasonable funeral expenses of his wife, but a wife is under no such liability with regard to her husband's funeral expenses'.

nutrify - to supply nutriment + nutrio (l) - to suckle, feed, foster + nutre (it) - (he/she/it) nourishes, feeds.

jacent - lying, recumbent + The Encyclopĉdia Britannica vol. IX, 'Eskimo', 770a: 'A man will lie on his back and allow his wife to feed him with tit-bits of blubber and flesh until he is unable to move'.

almer = almoner - an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients + elma (Turkish) - apple.

almsdish - a dish or plate for the reception of alms, used in churches, in the houses of the charitable, or carried by beggars + (notebook 1931): 'almsdish' → Hall: Random Records of a Reporter 222: 'a massive alms dish, richly wrought, of solid silver of 1706... of Irish workmanship'.

giantar (Rhaeto-Romanic) - (to have) lunch

china - a species of earthenware of a fine semi-transparent texture, originally manufactured in China, and first brought to Europe in the 16th c. by the Portuguese, who named it porcelain + tschaina (Rhaeto-Romanic) - dinner.

assieme (it) - together + the same.

Foli, Giovanni - name used in his early days in Italian opera by John McCormack (after his wife's maiden name, Foley)

Signur (Rhaeto-Romanic, Italian Dialect) - Sir, Mr; Lord, God


Roumansch language + (singing).

Ludwig II of Bavaria, patron of Wagner + fish the earwigs out of his lugs.

skitter - to move or run rapidly; to hurry about; to scamper off + skittering (United States) - a method of fishing.

kitty - a girl or young woman; a wench

hayel - obs. form of hail

ruffle someone’s feathers - to annoy someone

undesirable - an undesirable thing or person + unmentionables (underwear).

gesticulate - to make lively or energetic motions with the limbs or body; esp. as an accompaniment or in lieu of speech

blowy - characterized by blowing + black

wind + winden (ger) - reel, twist + vinden (Danish) - the wind.

went + wanden (ger) - reeled, twisted.

wenden (ger) - turn

wanton - a lascivious or lewd person + {She wandered wildly looking for him, like a wanton woman in the wind [Liffey meanders]}

plug - to stop, close tightly, or fill (a hole or aperture) with or as with a plug

baccy - vulgar abbreviation of tobacco

renownce - obs. form of renounce

pub - a public house, an inn + Book of Common Prayer: Catechism: 'renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity'.

keep + kick + kip (Anglo-Irish Slang) - brothel (from Danish: horekippe).

streetwalker - one who walks in the street + streel (Anglo-Irish) - untidy wench, slatern (from Irish sraoille: untidy, awkward person) + streelen (Dutch) - to caress, to fondle.

plague - anything causing trouble, annoyance, or vexation; a nuisance; colloq. trouble

sickle - to cut with a sickle; to be or fall ill, to sicken + suckle

honeycomb - a structure of wax containing two series of hexagonal cells separated by thin partitions, formed by bees for the reception of honey and their eggs

kop - S. Afr. A hill. Cf. kopje + kop (Dutch) - head + kopen (Dutch) - to buy + cop + keep.

bubo - inflamed swelling (plague) + bubo (l) - owl + Ali Baba.

faulty tripe + forty thieves.

Massa - representing master in the written form of Black speech + massa (it) - much, many.

dinar - a name given to various oriental coins; the monetary unit of Serbia

souvenir - a token of remembrance + 's a mhuirnin dilis (sa vurnin dilish) (gael) - and my dearest darling: phrase from song 'Savourneen Deelish' + savunêr (Rhaeto-Romanic) - to soap; persuade.

delicate - to render delicate + dedicate

nutbrown - of a warm reddish-brown colour + The Nut Brown Maid (song).

Berenice - name of the wife of Ptolemy Euergetes, king of Egypt, c 248 b.c., whose hair, vowed by her to Venus for her husband's safe return from his Syrian war expedition, was said to have been stolen from the temple of the goddess, and afterwards taken to heaven and placed in a constellation.

Ostmann (ger) - East-man + Oxmantown - part of North Dublin (named after 'Oxman' or 'Ostman': Eastman, i.e. Viking).

Saint Michan's - Oxmantown's parochial church

mulier (l) - wife; woman + marriage

mahatma - In 'Esoteric Buddhism', one of a class of persons with preternatural powers, imagined to exist in India and Tibet

undulate - to invest with the form or appearance of a wavy or rippling surface + ondula (Rhaeto-Romanic) - undular, wavy.

sugarloaf hat - a conical hat, pointed, rounded or flat at the top, worn during the Tudor and Stuart periods and after the French Revolution

Ealp O'Laoghre (Bearlagair Na Saer) - Dublin (apparently rhyming with 'Baile Atha Cliath') + alp (Bearlagair Na Saer) - town + alp (Rhaeto-Romanic) - an Alpine pasture, an Alp.

viv (Rhaeto-Romanic) - living, lively

basanalgia (gr) - tormenting ache + basanos (gr) - torments of hell (Luke 16:23) + baselgia (Rhaeto-Romanic) - church + bás (Irish) - death.

clam (l) - secretly, privately + clamas (l) - you cry out.

a patria (l) - from the fatherland + apo trion (gr) - away from three.

cardinal - one of the seventy ecclesiastical princes (six cardinal bishops, fifty cardinal priests, and fourteen cardinal deacons) who constitute the pope's council, or the sacred college, and to whom the right of electing the pope has been restricted since the third Lateran council in 1173.

papal - of or pertaining to a pope, or to the pope, his dignity or office

legate - an ecclesiastic deputed to represent the Pope and armed with his authority + FDV: but would wave her hat to the papal legate on account of all he quaqueduxed.

Vatican - the palace of the Pope built upon the Vatican Hill in Rome

monsiegneur - a French title of honour given to persons of eminence, esp. to princes, cardinals, archbishops, and bishops

crucis (l) - cross's, of the cross + Crusoe

glass + Macalister: The Secret Languages of Ireland 240: 'ass is an old Irish word for milk'. 

comate - companion, fellow, mate


aqueduct - an artificial channel for the conveyance of water from place to place; esp. an elevated structure of masonry used for this purpose + quaqua (l) - wheresoever, whithersoever + dux (l) - leader, chief, general.

Hrome, hRome (gr) - Roma, Rome [Rhome is conventional transliteration, but hrome is really more accurate] + Hrom (Armenian) - Rome + hrom (Czech) - thunder.

abhore - to regard with horror, extreme repugnance or disgust + about

wop - an Italian or other southern European, esp. as an immigrant or foreign visitor

mezzo (it) - middle + mezzo scudo (it) - half 'scudo' (ancient Italian coin).

scudo - a silver coin and money of account formerly current in various Italian states, usually worth about 4 shillings

sant - saint (obs.) + Sant (it) - Saint.

pursy - fat, corpulent; short-winded, asthmatic, puffy + Persse O'Reilly.

Josephine and Marie Louise (Napoleon's wives and subject of W.G. Wills's play A Royal Divorce) + three gondoliers - Luiz, Marco, Giuseppe.

missa (l) - sent; the Mass

vowt = vault; vult (face, countenance) + votes for women [239.17]

widder - dial. or vulgar f. widow + Widder (ger) - ram.