kirkyard - northern form of churchyard (the yard or enclosed piece of ground in which a church stands; formerly almost universally used as a burial ground for the parish or district, and still so used, esp. in rural districts) + kirkegaard (Danish) - churchyard + Kierkegaard, Søren (1813-55) - Danish philosopher (book Either/Or) + het oude huis bij het kerkhof (Dutch) - the old house by the churchyard (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard)

whoopee - delight, high spirits, boisterous fun + (Finnegan’s Wake).

put up with - to submit to (an injury), 'to suffer without resentment'; in wider sense, To bear, endure, tolerate, do with (anything inconvenient or disagreeable).

chamber - a room or apartment in a house; usually one appropriated to the use of one person + judge in chambers + (notebook 1930): 'at the sign of the Jug & Chambers'.

Feld (ger) - field + FDV:  But now! heed! Our thirty minute's war's alull. [All's quiet on the champs de Mai.] Housefather calls enthreateningly. Ansiosa Annsighosa looks in the pot her potstill to see if at the sop is sodden enough and to hear what to all the bubbles besaying. The coming man, the future woman the food that is to build — what he with fifteen years will do, the ring in her mouth of joyous guard, stars astir and stirabout. A plagueful for hirs, a saucy for hers. But one and two were never worth. So they must have their final since he's on parole. Et la pau' Leonie has the choice of her life between Josephinus and Mario-Lewis for who will is too to wear the lily of Bohemia, Floristan, Thaddeus, Hardress or Myles. Now for La Bella Icy-la-Bella.

glory + gori (Basque) - red + gori (Serbian) - it burns + Battle of Gorey, County Wexford, 1798.

starfort - a small fort having alternate salient and reentrant angles + STARFORT - Begun but never completed as an extensive fortified enclosure North-East of site of the later Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park, on the initiative of the Duke of Wharton; intended as a refuge in the event of a rebellion in Dublin. It was known to Dubliners as "Wharton's Folly" (a name often mistakenly ascribed to the Magazine Fort, which was built years after Wharton's death). 

thornwood - a wood of thorns + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard, ch. 98: 'His usual path was by the Star Fort, and through the thorn woods between that and the Magazine. So I met him. I said I was for town, and asked him how he had fared in his business; and turned with him, walking slowly as though to hear. I had that loaded whalebone in my pocket, and my sword, but no pistol. It was not the place for firearms; the noise would have made an alarm. So I turned sharp upon him and felled him. He knew by an intuition what was about to happen, for as the blow fell he yelled "murder." That d——d fellow, Nutter, in the wood at our right, scarce a hundred yards away, halloed in answer. I had but time to strike him two blows on the top of his head that might have killed an ox. I felt the metal sink at the second in his skull, and would have pinked him through with my sword, but the fellow was close on me, and I thought I knew the voice for Nutter's. I stole through the bushes swiftly, and got along into the hollow under the Magazine, and thence on.' (Dangerfield or Charles Archer talking about how he clubbed Doctor Sturk).

The Brass Castle, Chapelizod, is Dangerfield's house in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "The House by the Churchyard" [mutton candles flare there (ch. 86, ch. 92)].

flamb - originally a var. of flam(m)er (to flame)

muttoncandle - a candle made of mutton-fat

hoshekh (Hebrew) - darkness + (Hush, a horn!)

Gog and Magog - represent the nations that are deceived by Satan (Revelations, 20). In legends of Alexander, Gog and Magog are enemies he sealed behind a great wall in the Caucasus. In The Faerie Queene, Gogmagog is the chief giant of Albion + ghadhol (Hebrew) - great, big + almachtig (Dutch) - almighty + God Almighty!   

Cad e [El]? (kod e [El]) (gael) - What is [El]? + qodesh (Hebrew) - holiness + El (Hebrew) - God.

housefather - the father of a household or family

threateningly - in a threatening manner, menacingly + entreatingly - in a beseeching manner.

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenbunger Tor) - only remaining gate of the Berlin walls, is the entrance to Unter den Linden + Thor - Norse god of thunder.

Asa - a name applied to the Æsir, the major Norse gods

order + Arthur.

thundercloud - a storm-cloud charged with electricity, that sends forth thunder and lightning

periwig - a wig + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard, prologue: 'a thunder-cloud periwig' → 'Lately, too, came down the old 'Salmon House'—so called from the blazonry of that noble fish upon its painted sign-board—at the other end of the town, that, with a couple more, wheeled out at right angles from the line of the broad street, and directly confronting the passenger from Dublin, gave to it something of the character of a square, and just left room for the high road and Martin's Row to slip between its flank and the orchard that overtopped the river wall. Well! it is gone. I blame nobody. I suppose it was quite rotten, and that the rats would soon have thrown up their lease of it; and that it was taken down, in short, chiefly, as one of the players said of 'Old Drury,' to prevent the inconvenience of its coming down of itself. Still a peevish but harmless old fellow—who hates change, and would wish things to stay as they were just a little, till his own great change comes; who haunts the places where his childhood was passed, and reverences the homeliest relics of by-gone generations—may be allowed to grumble a little at the impertinences of improving proprietors with a taste for accurate parallelograms and pale new brick. Then there was the village church, with its tower dark and rustling from base to summit, with thick piled, bowering ivy. The royal arms cut in bold relief in the broad stone over the porch—where, pray, is that stone now, the memento of its old viceregal dignity? Where is the elevated pew, where many a lord lieutenant, in point, and gold lace, and thunder-cloud periwig, sate in awful isolation, and listened to orthodox and loyal sermons, and took French rappe.'

lightning bug - firefly + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 16: 'lightning bugs'.

aflash - flashing

my soul - exclamation of surprise + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 20: 'My souls, how the wind did scream along'. 

by jing! = by jingo! - a vigorous form of asseveration + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 32: 'By jings'.

work one's jaws - to talk, lecture, chatter incessantly + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 31: 'work your jaw' (chatter).

down the banks - a severe criticism, scolding, reprimand, or punishment (Origin: The steep banks found in peat bogs; those who fell off them rolled down into the deep, peaty water) + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 27: 'He give me down the banks'.

hark from the tomb - a scolding + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 26: 'give Hare-lip hark from the tomb!' (reproof).

ansiosa (it) - anxious (feminine)

pot still - a large bulging pot, cone shaped at the top, with a coil or worm leading from the peak of the cone + FDV: Ansiosa Annsighosa looks in the pot her potstill

souse - to prepare or preserve (meat, fish, etc.) by steeping in some kind of pickle, esp. one made with vinegar or other tart liquor; to drink so as to become intoxicated

sop - a piece of bread or the like dipped or steeped in water, wine, etc., before being eaten or cooked; a dish composed of soaked bread + soup.

sodden - saturated or soaked with water or moisture; boiled (obs.)

enow = enough + FDV: to see if at the sop is sodden enough and to hear what to all the bubbles besaying.

besay - to declare, speak about

joyous - having a joyful nature or mood + Joyous Gard, Sir Launcelot's castle, where Sir Tristram and La Beale Isoud stayed after break with King Mark (according to Malory) → Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-1898): "La Beale Isoud at Joyous Gard" (1894).

astir - in motion; fig. In excitement

stirabout - a bustle, a state of confusion; a dish formed of oatmeal boiled in water to a certain consistency and frequently stirred

saucy - flavoured with or pertaining to sauce (obs.); insolent towards superiors + FDV: A plagueful for hirs, a saucy for hers.

wonner - a dweller, an inhabitant + winner.

ein (ger) - one + FDV: But one and two were never worth.

twee - an imitation of the sound of a horn, and also of the notes of some birds + twee (Dutch) - two.

final - that which comes last; completion, end, finish; the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament

on parole -  a person on conditional release before he has completed his sentence + FDV: So they must have their final since he's on parole.

Napoleon: he has become female, while his two wives in the following line have become male + la pauvre (fr) - the poor (feminine) + Paul Léon - a friend of Joyce.

Maas, Joseph (1847-86) - English tenor who sang Des Grieux to Marie Roze's Manon

Bohemia - a kingdom of central Europe, forming part of the Austrian empire. Because the first gypsies came to France by way of Bohemia, it was believed to be the home of the gypsies and thence "bohemian" became a term for artists of unconventional habits. 

Florestan - husband of Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio + Florestein - rival of Thaddeus in The Bohemian Girl.  

Hardress Cregan - cruel husband in The Colleen Bawn and The Lily of Killarney (opera based on Boucicault's The Colleen Bawn, in which the heroine is admired by Hardress Cregan and Myles-na-Coppaleen).

raptivitas (l) - tendency to rape + Judges 5:12: 'lead thy captivity captive' (Song of Deborah) + Psalms 68:18: 'thou hast led captivity captive'.

fionn (Irish) - fair

far la bella (it) - play the decisive game (in cards) + la bella (it) - the beautiful one (feminine).

icy - resembling ice; having the nature or properties of ice; fig. Of demeanour, character, speech, etc. + Iseult la Belle.

FDV: [Child will be childs Child will be wilds.] The campus calls them. Vamp, vamp, vamp the girls are merchand For they are not on terms, they two twain, since their baffle of whatalose when Adam Leftus Leftas and the devil took our hindmost [gegifting her the painapple] and will not be atoned at all in this fight to no finish [that dark deed doer, this wellwilled wooer, Jerkoff and Eatsoup,] while felixed is who culpas does and harm's worth healing and Brune is bad friendsch for Jour d'Anno. Tiggers and tuggers they're all for tenzones. For she will walk out. And it must be with who? Elsethere is danger of solitude.  

campus - a field on which the buildings of a university are situated + (notebook 1930): 'campus' The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XXVIII, 'Washington', 351a: 'The American University (chartered 1893), under Methodist Episcopal control... with a campus of 94 acres... in 1910 had not been opened to students'.

naoidheanan (ninan) (gael) - infant, young child + ninan (Bog Latin) - drum.

Gatling gun - a form of machine gun, with a cluster of barrels into which the cartridges are automatically loaded at the breech, invented by Dr. R. J. Gatling, and first used in the American civil war (1861-65).

Childs, Samuel - tried in Dublin in 1899 for murdering his brother, Thomas, and was acquitted

vamp - to make one's way on foot; to tramp or trudge + Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are Marching (song).

merchand - obs. form of merchant

Dublin Horse Show + horseshoe magnet + {The horse show magnate [Chuff] draws them like a magnet, and those fillies fly}

magnetic field

filly - a young lively girl + (iron) filings (drawn by magnet).

educand - one who is to be or is being educated + educande (l) - O one to be educated + educande (it) - girl boarders (in convent schools).

Sorrento - the name of an Italian town in the province of Naples + SORRENTO - Sorrento Road runs South-East from the center of Dalkey to Vico Road. The Clifton School, Dalkey, where James Joyce taught for 4 months in 1904, was on Sorrento Road. 

VICO ROAD - The shore road from Dalkey to Killiney, along Dublin Bay, South-East of Dublin. It intersects Sorrento Road.

arranged + arraign - to call before a court to answer an indictment. 

array - arrangement in line or ranks, esp. martial order; outfit, attire, dress; Now only poet.

flocking - gathering in crowds, congregating

fray - a noisy fight

orangery - a place appropriated to the cultivation of orange-trees + The Orange Institution, more commonly known as the Orange Order or the Orange Lodge, is a Protestant fraternal organisation which commemorates William of Orange, the Dutch prince who became King of Great Britain and Ireland in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. In particular, the Institution remembers the victories of William III and his forces in Ireland in the early 1690s, especially the Battle of the Boyne. 

brae - a hillside along the river + Dolly Brae - Orange song. Dolly's Brae is a road with a difficult pass in County Down. On July 12, 1848, a large assembly of Ribbonmen gathered with the intent of stopping the traditional march of Orangemen to Tollymore. The Orangemen were forewarned and avoided the Brae that year. Naturally, the opposition had a field day with that and songs appeared about their cowardice. So in 1849, they went through the Brae without problem. On the return from Castlewellan, they were ambushed at the Brae. They were prepared for such an eventuality and their return fire dropped over a score of men, without sustaining any losses themselves. An outcome of this encounter was recounted in a song + Good-bye, Dolly Gray (song): ''Tis the tramp of soldiers true / In their uniforms of blue, / I must say good-bye to you, / Dolly Gray!'

on terms - on friendly terms, friendly, sociable; in sporting slang, on terms of equality, on an equal footing (with)

twain - two; twins (pl.) + FDV: For they are not on terms, they two twain, since their baffle of whatalose

betroser - Bog Latin for: "brother" + Bart (ger) - beard + Ross (ger) - steed.

baffle - the state of one who is baffled or bewildered + battle


left us + Loftus, Adam (1533-1605) - Archbishop of Armagh and Dublin, first provost of Trinity College, lord chancellor of Ireland. He suggested the establishment of Trinity College, Dublin (Peter: Dublin Fragments, Social and Historic mentions he lived in a district of Dublin then known as 'Hell') + FDV: when Adam Leftus Leftas 

devil take the hindmost - person who is last must expect the worst fate!

begift - to present with gifts

pineapple - the juicy edible fruit of the Ananas; a bomb, a hand grenade or light trench mortar + Motif: Cain/Abel (according to Kabbalists, Cain was the offspring of Satan and Eve) + {Glugg poisoned Issy with his [crab/pine] apple in the riddle competition of "when is a man not a man"}

atone - to bring into concord, reconcile, unite in harmony

doer - one who does, one who performs some act or deed

wellwilled - kindly or favourably disposed

wooer - one who woos a woman, esp. with a view to marriage, a suitor

jerk off - someone of little or no account; a fool, a stupid person + jerk off (Slang) - to masturbate + Jacob and Esau.

yem = eme - an uncle; also dial. a friend, gossip

yan = one + yin-yang - the combination or fusion of the two cosmic forces; esp. as yin-yang symbol, a circle divided by an S-shaped line into a dark and a light segment, representing respectively yin and yang, each containing a 'seed' of the other.

felix (l) - happy

culpa (l) - sin

brune - a dark-complexioned girl or woman, a brunette (fr. brown) + Bruno.

jour - a day + jour de l'an (fr) - New Year's Day.

de anno (l) - from the year + Giordano.

tigger - one who 'tigs' or touches; the pursuer in the game of 'tig'

tugger - one who tugs or pulls with force; spec. one who pulls in a tug-of-war

tenzon = tenzone (it) - variant of tenson (a contest in verse between rival troubadours; a piece of verse or song composed for or sung in such a contest)

Bett (ger) - bed + brav im Bettli (ger) - well behaved in bed + betlim (Bog Latin) - contest + battling braves.

reintroduce - to introduce again + reintroducing Jerry (*C*) + FDV: Postreintroducing Jeremy. The flowing tale that knows no brooking runs on to say, His lasterhalft was set for getting the bester of his yougendtougend for control number thrice was operating the sibliminal of his invaded personality. He nobit smorfi endgo poltra poltri & all the tonto tondo gang bola del ruffo. Barto no know him mor, eat larti autruis with most perfect stranger.

cast out - to throw out of one's house, one's keeping or preservation + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 599: 'large Limes, Horse-chestnuts and Planes' + unchaste.

coulter - a blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare; a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil + colt + Fitzpatrick: The Trees of Ireland 610: 'Abies venusta... was discovered by Coulter in 1831'.