tattling - prattling, baby-talk; gossiping; blabbing, tale-telling

backwoods - wild, uncleared forest-land; e.g. that of North America. Also a remote and sparsely inhabited region.

beware - to take care, take heed, in reference to a danger

dainty - of delicate or tender beauty or grace

go Dutch - to share the cost of a meal, visit to the cinema, etc. (with someone) + do a Dutch (Slang) - run away.

yond - over there + FDV: But who comes yond with pire on poletop? He who relights the moon. And the hag they call damename Coverfew hists from her lane. And haste 'tis time for bairn to hame. Da'mselle's, we chickchilds' comeho to roo. Comehome to roo as chickchilds do.

pire - pear tree (obs.) + pyr (gr) - fire + fire

relight - to illumine, kindle, or ignite again

olive branch - a branch of an olive-tree; As an emblem of peace; hence fig. anything offered in token of peace or goodwill + loolav (Hebrew) - a young branch of the date palm used in the Feast of Tabernacles

mud cabin - a cabin made of mud + John Keegan Casey: The Rising of the Moon (song): 'Out from many a mud-wall cabin'.

tent - fig. An abode, residence, habitation, dwelling-place

Kedar - son of Ishmael, Psalms, 120:5: ". . . I dwell in the tents of Kedar among those who hate peace..." + ceder (Danish) - cedar.

neomenia - In Greek and Jewish antiq., the time of the new moon, the beginning of the lunar month; also, the festival held at that time.

Feast of Tabernacles - a Jewish festival, commemorating the dwelling of the Israelites in tents during their sojourn in the wilderness, held from the 15th to the 23rd of Tisri (October). It was also called the Feast of Ingathering, and was observed as a thanksgiving for the harvest + Tuborg - Danish beer.

at hand - near in place and time + John 7:2: 'Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand'.

shop shuts up

INISFAIL, gael. Inis Fail (inishfal) - a poetical name for Ireland. It is derived from Faul or Lia fail, the celebrated stone, identified in Irish legend with the stone on which the patriarch Jacob slept when he dreamed of the heavenly ladder. The Lia-fail was supposed to have been brought to Ireland by the Dedannans and set up at Tara as the "inauguration stone" of the Irish kings.

synge (Danish) - to sing + gynge (Danish) - to swing + synagogue.

sange (Danish) - songs + senga (Danish) - the bed + sing-song.

Ondbosbu - bog Latin for London + by (Danish) - town + Ondslosbu (Bog Latin) - Britain. 

hag - an evil spirit, dŠmon, or infernal being, in female form

coverfeu - obs. var. of curfew (a regulation in force in mediŠval Europe by which at a fixed hour in the evening, indicated by the ringing of a bell, fires were to be covered over or extinguished; also, the hour of evening when this signal was given, and the bell rung for the purpose).

hist - to summon with the exclamation 'hist!'; to incite or urge on with the exclamation 'hist'

haste - to cause to move more quickly; to urge, drive, or press on; to quicken, hurry

bairn - a child; a son or daughter

ta - dial. form of to

hame - obs. and Sc. f. home

someone’s chickens have come home to roost - (of a mistake, misdeed...) to come back as an unpleasant effect on a person who originally made the mistake.

warewolf - obs. var. werwolf (a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature)

abroad - at large; freely moving about; and fig. current in the outside world

chez - Used with (French) personal pronoun or proper name: at the house or home of.

foyer - hearth, home + fire

darkle - to grow dark + FDV: It darkles, all this our fun nominal world. Man and beast are chill. In deeryard imbraced, alleged, injointed and unlatched, the birds, even thumbtit, quail silent. Was vesper ere awhile. Now conticinium. No chare of beagles, frantling of peacocks, no muzzing of the camel, smuttering of apes. Lights, pageboy, lights! When otter leaps in outer parts then Yul remembers May. Her hung maid mohns are bluming look to greet the loes on yon coast of amethyst; arcglow's seafire siemens here and warnerforth's hookercrookers. Darkpark's acoo with sucking loves. Rosimund's by her wishing well. And if you wand to Livmouth, wenderer, here is lurks no iron welcome. Bing. Bong. Bingbang: Thunderation! Were you Marely quean of scuts or but Christien the Last here's dapplebellied mugs and troublebedded rooms and sawdust strown in expectoration. Mr Knight, big tapster, buttles; his alewife's up to his hip. And Watsy Lyke looks after all rinsings and don't omiss Kate, put in with the bricks. A's the sign and one's the number. So who over comes ever for whoopee week must put up with the Jug and Chambers.

tinct - colour, hue, tint + Ting! ting! (gradual fading sound of evening bells).

phenomenal - cognizable by the senses, or in the way of immediate experience + (notebook 1930): 'fun nominal'.

yon - a demonstrative word used in concord with a n. to indicate a thing or person as (literally, or sometimes mentally) pointed out

roadmark - a road sign + ruodmarg (Bog Latin) - bog.

tide - any definite time in the course of the day; as eventide; tide of the sea

Ave Maria - the Hail Mary! the angelic salutation to the Virgin + alvum maris (l) - the basin of the "sea" in the courtyard of the temple at Jerusalem + alveus (l) = alveo (it) - riverbed + marea (it) - tide.

circumvolute - to enclose or enwrap by twisting or winding something round + circumvallatus (l) - walled-around, besieged.

obscurity - absence of light (total or partial), darkness + obscuridad (sp) - darkness.

belles + belve (it) - wild beasts.

frieren (ger) - freeze

there is a wish on them (Anglo-Irish) - they wish + Joyce's note: 'there was a wish on him for spuds'.

"zoo" (animal) code + zu kalt (ger) - too cold + zoo koud (Dutch) - so cold + Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park.

brrr - An interjection expressive of shivering with cold or apprehension

deff - deaf (obs.) + Deucalion

Pyrrha (gr) - wife of Deucalion

she's within (notebook 1924)

foundress - a female founder; esp. a woman who founds or endows an institution, etc.

haha (Japanese) - mother, mom

huzoor - an Indian potentate; often used as a title of respect

to spiti (gr) - the home, the house; at home + {Where is the father? With Nancy Hands}

HOLE IN THE WALL - Public house, aka Blackhorse Tavern, halfway between Cabra Gate and Ashtown Gate in Blackhorse Lane, which runs along North wall of Phoenix Park. The name is probably from the turnstile in the park wall, although Chart's Dublin, 319, repents a popular explanation that voters there passed an empty hand through the wall and withdrew it filled with guineas. Nancy Hand was the proprietress from 1896 (Thom's Directory) + (notebook 1930): 'Nancy Hand's' Cosgrave: North Dublin, City and Environs 13: 'the Black Horse tavern, better known to Dubliners as "Nancy Hand's" from its popular hostess of fifty years ago, or the "Hole in the Wall," from a turnstile into the adjoining Phoenix Park'.

tch - a representation of the dental click (freq. reduplicated) used to express vexation + tsheetshee (Japanese) - father, dad.

maize - an American graminaceous plant (Zea Mays) or the grain produced by it + maze.

Isegrim - an appellation applied, after the manner of a proper name, to the wolf; the name of the wolf in Reynard the Fox, and other beast-fables.\

lolling - dangling, drooping. Of the tongue: Protruding and hanging down.

farewell + Fahr wohl (ger) - drive (travel) well + faar (Danish) - sheep + wol (Dutch) - wool.

wheaten - composed of the grain or flour of wheat; of a pale honey colour + wedding bells.

bide - to remain in a place, or with a person, as opposed to going away + beat

Jack and Gill = lad and lass + (the cad) "Gaping Gill, swift to mate errthors, stern to checkself..." [036.35].

(dropping of pebbles to mark way) [037.11-.12] [072.32-.33] + (Deucalion and Pyrrha threw the rocks behind their shoulders and the stones formed people) [.17-.18] [134.05]

benn - the Horse-radish tree + beinn (ben) (gael) - peak, headland.

dell - a deep natural hollow or vale of no great extent, the sides usually clothed with trees or foliage

craggy - abounding in or characterized by crags; hard and rough or rugged in form + The Rocky Road to Dublin (song).

ramble - Of persons: To wander, travel, make one's way about (now usually to walk) in a free unrestrained manner and without definite aim or direction.

sash - a scarf, often with fringe at each end, worn by men, either over one shoulder or round the waist + (Milky Way).

lang = long

say - obs. Sc. f. so + Thomas Moore: song: Sail On, Sail On: 'Sail on, sail on, thou fearless bark'.

cielo (it) - sky + (So long sky!)

sail on! (Dublin Slang) - scram!

ark - the large covered floating vessel in which Noah was saved at the Deluge + Jacob Bryant, 18th century mythologist, identified Noah's Ark with the new moon.

Noh - the traditional Japanese masked drama evolved from the rites of Shinto worship and substantially unchanged since the 15th c.; the oldest form of drama in Japan.

night star - a star when shining by night + 'see stars from bed' (notebook 1924).

spinney - a small wood or copse, esp. one planted or preserved for sheltering game-birds; a small clump or plantation of trees + 'spinney' (notebook 1924) + Spinne (ger) - spider.

swayful - powerful, able to exercise sway (power of rule or command; sovereign power or authority)

pathway - a way by or along which one may walk or go

dragonfly - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest + {The playful paths of dragon fly and spider are still in the reeds.}

reeder - a thatched frame used to protect blocks or tiles of china-clay from rain + 'spiders walk along reeds' (notebook 1924).

tranquille - tranquillity + tranquille (it) - quiet (feminine plural).

adew - obs. form of adieu

dyrehaven (Danish) - the deer park (Phoenix Park is a home to a large herd of fallow deer).

imbrace = embrace

allege - to lighten, alleviate, diminish (a burden, grief, pain); to abridge the duration of a trouble

injoyn = enjoin - to join together (obs.) + (notebook 1930): 'to unbrace pheasants to allage bitterns to unjoint quails to display curlews to unlatch' → Randle Holme: The Academy of Armory and Blazonry (1688), III.3.78: 'Terms for Carving and Serving... Unbrace that Duck or Mallard... Unjoynt that Bittern. Untach that Curlew, and Brew. Allay that Pheasant' (probably not Joyce's direct source; a similar list appears in Wynkyn de Worde's Boke of Keruynge (1508) [249.04] [569.21]).

unlatch - to undo the latch or catch of (a door, etc.); to unfasten in this way

Tommelise (Danish) - 'Thumbelina' (tomme-thumb, title-hero of H.C. Andersen's tale) + FDV: In deeryard imbraced, alleged, injointed and unlatched, the birds, even thumbtit, quail silent.

quail - to lose heart, be cowed or discouraged; to give way through fear

{two little birds (two i's)}

Luathan - Bog Latin for "bird" + Luath (lue) (gael) - Swift; name of one of Fionn's dogs.

Nuadha (nue) (gael) - name of ancient god, king of Tuatha De Danann; + Nuath - masc. personal name in Macpherson's Lathmon.

abhainn (avin) (gael) - river + avond (Dutch) - evening + FDV: Was vesper ere awhile. Now conticinium.

conticinium (l) - the first part of the night (when all becomes still) + Conticinium (l) - first Roman watch of the night (growing quiet) + "Waters of Re" is the name of the first realm of the Duat. "Smashing the foreheads of the enemies of Re" is the name of the first hour goddess of the night, who guides this great god in this gateway (Amduat: Book of What is in the Duat).

lao-hu (Chinese Colloquial) - tiger + lion. 

shih-tzu (Chinese Colloquial) - lion + shut eyes (sleep).

lye = lie + Concubium (l) - second Roman watch of the night (lying down) + "Ba-souls of the Duat" is the name of the gods who are in this region. The name of this hour of the night who guides this god in this region is: "The wise who protects her master" (Amduat: Book of What is in the Duat).

wildering - fig. Producing mental confusion or aberration; perplexing, bewildering + intemperies (l) - wildness Intempesta Nox (l) - third Roman watch of the night (dead of night) + "Mysterious Ba-souls" is the name of the gods who are in this field. The name of the hour who guides this great god in this field is: "She who cuts Ba-souls" (Amduat: Book of What is in the Duat).

nicht - Sc. variant of night

cockadoodle - a conventional representation of the crow of the cock; a name for this, and hence, a nursery or humorous name for the cock + Gallicinum (l) - fourth Roman watch of the night (cockcrow) + The name of this cavern is: "With living forms". The name of the hour of the night guiding this great god is: "She who is great in her power" (Amduat: Book of What is in the Duat).

albens (l) - white + albente caelo (l) - "at the whitening of heaven": at daybreak, at dawn (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

aurora - the rising light of the morning; the dawn + albente Aurora (l) - at the whitening of the Dawn.

panther - another name for the Leopard (Felis pardus); popularly applied to large leopards + Panther, Pantherus - Roman centurion, said by Celus to have been the father of Jesus + pater noster (l) - our father + Ulysses.1.57: 'He was raving all night about a black panther' [565.19]

leaba (Irish) - bed

amorrow - in the morning; on the morrow after, next morning + Sed libera nos a malo (l) - "But free us from evil." This is the Latin version of the Lord's Prayer. Note that this phrase is preceded by Panther monster, or pater noster, "Our Father", also from the prayer.

Lowe (ger) - lion + l°v (Danish) - foliage + l°vedom (Danish) - lion kingdom + lov (Serbian) - hunt.

shleeps (Irish Pronunciation) - sleeps + song While London Sleeps (ca. 1900 music hall song).

elephas (l) - elephant + ╔liphas LÚvi - famous 19th century occultist (Stuart Gilbert: James Joyce's Ulysses, vii: (of Joyce and himself in the context of Ulysses) 'when we chanced to be discussing Eliphas LÚvi's theories of magic').

siang (Burmese) - elephant + sang

triumpe (l) - exclamation used in solemn processions of the Arval brothers (Roman priestly order) + triumpho (l) - to hold a triumphal procession (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

mastodont - a large extinct mammal resembling the elephant, characterized by having nipple-shaped tubercles in pairs on the crowns of the molar teeth + magister (l) - master + magister elephanti (l) - elephant driver + magus (l) - magician + megadontos (gr) - of great teeth + Acts 18:34: 'Great is Diana of the Ephesians'.

behemoth - an animal mentioned in the book of Job; probably the hippopotamus; but also used in modern literature as a general expression for one of the largest and strongest animals (also a devil in John Milton's "Paradise Lost").

mammoth - a large extinct species of elephant (Elephas primigenius) formerly native in Europe and northern Asia