arose - pa. tense of arise + alone

avis (l) - bird; omen + a little bird told me (phrase) + (notebook 1931): 'Avis' Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 174: (letter from Edith Thompson to Bywaters, trial exhibit 20) 'Avis was over to tea the other day, and was toasting some Sally Luns in front of the fire'.

trill - to sing with vibratory effect

she's my sex (notebook 1931) Young: Trial of Frederick Bywaters and Edith Thompson 230: (letter from Edith Thompson to Bywaters) 'Why didn't you recognise your sister on Thursday you must darlint pour moi - you know what you promised to do for me & she's my sex'.

for certain (notebook 1931)

willst Du Rosa Baender haben (notebook 1931) German Children’s game: Morgen ist die Hochzeit da!: 'Willst du dieses Mädchen haben, musst du rosa Bändchen tragen' (Tomorrow is the Wedding!: 'If you want to have this girl, you must wear a pink ribbon'; refers to the ribbon once worn by suitors in Germany).

rossy = rosy (obs.) - rose-coloured, rose-red; resembling a rose; esp. sweet-smelling or fragrant as a rose + rossy (Anglo-Irish) - impudent girl, strumpet.

bander - one who bands or leagues; a confederate + bander (fr. slang) - to have erection + willst du rosa Bänder haben? (ger) - do you want to have pink ribbons?

simule - to simulate or feign + simulare (l) - to pretend, to imitate.

ribbing - the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule) + ribbons (Slang) - reins.

Rumpf (ger) - trunk, body; rump + Kopf (ger) - head + echoes. Dummkopf (ger) - blockhead.

Schwarzer Hans (ger) - devil figure (a spirit of the fountain in a Grimm fairytale) + Lady Dufferin: Lament of the Irish Emigrant (song): 'I'm sittin' on the stile, Mary'.

Schornstein (ger) - chimney + (notebook 1931): 'Hänschen, sass im Schonstein' German Children’s game: Hänschen Sass im Schornstein (Little Hans Sat in the Chimney Corner) + {Have you got black knickers like the colour of a chimney?}

make semblant - to make a show, appearance, or pretence of; to appear to do or be something + (notebook 1931): '*C* pretends to sweep the chimney'.

swipe - to deal a swinging blow or hit at + sweeping

chimbley = chimney - the passage or flue by which the smoke from a fire or furnace ascends and escapes

adieu (fr) - goodbye + (notebook 1931): 'adieu, adieu, frau Scheidens' ('frau' and 'Scheisdens' not clear).

scheiden (ger) - to divorce, to separate + entscheiden (ger) - to tell one from another; to decide + Scheide (Slang) - vagina.

fingo (l) - to fashion, form, feign + fingere (l) - to pretend.

cut up - to cut in pieces

pair of scissors - a cutting instrument consisting of a pair of handled blades + sisters.

spit (Slang) - deflower

spick- (ger) - to smoke (meat) + spuck (ger) - spit.

hushy - that is characterized by the sound hush + Bi i dho husht (Irish) - Be quiet.

puker - one who pukes or vomits + puker (Slang) - good-for-nothing + (notebook 1923): 'children little squealers, little pissers little shitters, little pukers'.

side - to move or turn sideways + Seid Ihr ruhig, kleine Vogel! (ger) - Hush, little birds!

grandicelli (it) - rather grown (masculine plural)

state zitti! (it) - shut up! + zitten (Dutch) - to sit.


jolly - used as an admiring intensive, deriving its meaning from the context: Admirably great, large, big, etc.; ironically 'fine', 'nice'.

dawdle - to idle, waste time + 'Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day' (song).

coif - to provide or cover with a coif (a close fitting cap that covers the top, back, and sides of the head)

Tante (ger) = tante (fr) - aunt + Onkel (ger) = oncle (fr) - uncle + tentacle - any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals used for feeling or grasping or locomotion.


times + il y aura largement le temps (fr) - there'll be plenty of time.

jetzt (ger) - now

Joseph Tabrar: Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-wow (music-hall song published 1892): 'I've got a little cat, And I'm very fond of that, But I'd rather have a bow-wow-wow' + REFERENCE

inane - Of persons, their actions, etc.: Void or destitute of sense; silly, senseless + William Shakespeare: Macbeth V.5.44-45: 'till Birnam Wood Do come to Dunsinane'.

glamour - charm, attractiveness, physical allure, esp. feminine beauty; witchery (Archaic) + girls + William Shakespeare: Macbeth II.2.41-42: 'Glamis hath murther'd sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more'.

moider - to confuse, perplex; to worry, bother + Mordred on Modred - King Arthur's nephew/son, who brought down the Round Table and was killed by Arthur.

lieb (ger) - dear + Liebe (ger) - love. 

herefore - for this reason, on this account, therefore

Macbeth - Shakespearean protagonist + Mac Beatha (mok bahe) (gael) - son of life; anglic. MacBeth.

lel - obs. forms of leal, leally + L was (nursery rhyme 'A was an Archer').

libellus (l) - little book, journal, diary + libel - a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person.

lib (Slang) - lie together

Lolo - the name of an aboriginal people of south-western China, of a member of this people, and of their Tibeto-Burmese language + lo! - look! see! 

lieber Mann (ger) - dear husband

Libanus (l) - the Lebanon + Holinshed: Chronicles VI.21: 'the Liffie, named of Ptolome Lybnium' (Ptolemy's 'Libnius' is in North-West Ireland).

Liber, Father - Italian counterpart of Dionysus, who was worshipped in fertility rites of leaping, dancing high (Bog Latin Liber: "sea") + liber (l) - a book. 

leaper - a person or an animal that leaps or jumps

lep - obs. or Sc. form of lap, leap

a fork of hazel (notebook 1931) Waite: The Occult Sciences 59: (of evoking fiends) 'According to the "Grand Grimoire," the materials required for evocation are... a forked branch of a wild hazel which has never borne fruit, and which must be cut on the day of the evocation, when the sun is just rising'.

invoice - to send an bill to + vox (l) - voice + invokes

vervain - the common European and British herbaceous plant, Verbena officinalis, formerly much valued for its reputed medicinal properties [(notebook 1931): 'a virgin kid with vervain' Waite: The Occult Sciences 59: (of evoking fiends) 'According to the "Grand Grimoire," the materials required for evocation are... a virgin kid, which must be crowned with vervain and decapitated on the third day of the moon'].

ode - a poem intended or adapted to be sung

rood - a crucifix + road

rand - a border, margin, or brink (of land) + land + WITWATERSRAND - Ridge of rocky hills in South Africa; pop known as "The Rand." Site of major goldfields. Johannesburg is about in the center of the Rand; Roodesport is a mining center West of Johannesburg. The Roodebergen Mountains are in the former Orange Free State. 

blasting - blighting, striking with baleful effect, defaming, etc.

rod - an instrument of punishment, either one straight stick, or a bundle of twigs bound together [(notebook 1931): 'blasting rod' Waite: The Occult Sciences 60: (of evoking fiends) 'the operator may be convinced that in the "Blasting Rod"... he is in possession of a most priceless treasure'].

Luke 4:8: 'Get thee behind me, Satan'

free from evil smell (notebook 1931) Waite: The Occult Sciences 63: (of evoking fiends) 'O Count Astarot... grant that to-night the great Lucifuge' may appear to me under a human form, and free from evil smell'.

perdition - Theol. The condition of final spiritual ruin or damnation, the future condition of the wicked and finally impenitent or unredeemed; the fate of those in hell, eternal death + perdet (Russian) - to fart + (notebook 1931): 'perdition' Waite: The Occult Sciences 61: (of evoking fiends) 'the operator... was free to compound with perdition for a slightly less elaborate performance, if he would enter into a compact with the fiend whom he chose to evoke, and dispose of his soul in eternity for certain defined favours, invariably of a paltry character'.

stink - to exhibit or savour of moral (artistic, etc.) decay

agathos (gr) - good; the good + Agartha - a legendary city that is said to reside in the Earth's core. It is related to the Hollow Earth theory and is a popular subject in Esotericism. Agartha is one of the most common names cited for the society of underground dwellers. Shamballa (also known as Shambalah or Shangri-La) is sometimes said to be its capital city. 

fleur (fr) - flower

nebros (gr) - fawn, young deer + neben (ger) - next to.

Rosenkohl (ger) - cauliflower + (notebook 1931): 'Lucifuge Rofocale Satanachia Agalliarept Fleurety Sargatanet Nebiros' (first, third and sixth words uncrayoned; 'Nebnos' may be Joyce misreading his own notes) Waite: The Occult Sciences 61: (of evoking fiends) 'Of the fiends who are open to this kind of negotiation with humanity, the first is the great Lucifuge' Rofocale, Prime Minister infernal... The second is the grand Satanachia, General-in-Chief... Agaliarept, another Commander... Fleurety, Lieutenant-General... Sargatanet, Brigadier-Major... Nebiros, Field-Marshal and Inspector-General'.

quest - Of persons: To go about in search of something

Prankquean [021.15] + Prunk (ger) - pomp.

kilt - to gird up; to tuck up (the skirts) round the body. Also with up.

kirtle - a skirt or outer petticoat + (notebook 1931): 'hold up her skirt as tower' Verrimst: Rondes et Chansons Populaires 68, French children's game The Daisy: 'A young girl goes down on her knees in the middle of her companions who raise the skirt of her dress over her head to make a tower. Another child, who represents the true cavalier, advances towards the circle singing'.

set out - to begin or start on a journey, to start on one's way

heel - to follow at the heels of, chase by running or nipping at the heels; also absol. to follow at a person's heels + heliotrope.

pride - that of which any person or body of persons is proud; magnificence, splendour

drest - clothed, attired, etc. + Monkey Married the Baboon's Sister (song): 'What do you think the bride was dressed in?' 

Vilikins and his Dinah - old cockney ballad + vulcan's diamonds.

faun - ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail (equivalent to Greek satyr)

flare - dazzling but irregular light, like that of torches; a sudden outburst of flame + fauna, flora.

widen - to become wide or wider; to open wide (obs.) + (notebook 1931): 'flowers expand as angelkinder enter garden' → Trobridge: A Life of Emanuel Swedenborg 199: (of angel children entering a heavenly garden as described in Swedenborg's Spiritual Diary) 'when the children entered... the beds of flowers, at the entrance, seemed to express joy by their increasing splendour'.

floral - a dancer at the Floralia, a Roman festival in honour of the goddess Flora

lignifer (l) - one who carries wood + Lucifer.

hop - a short spring or leap, esp. on one foot

ach - Not Eng. unless meant for an emphatic and strongly aspirated form of ah! Used in German and Celtic + REFERENCE

cac (kok) (gael) - ordure, excrement

duff - something worthless or spurious; counterfeit money; smuggled goods + dubh (duv) (gael) = duff (Anglo-Irish) - black + ABCD.

marrer - one who mars; a destroyer, spoiler

sward - a growth of grass; a stretch of greensward + word

incoronate - wearing or having a crown; crowned + incoronatus (l) - uncrowned + incarnate

few and far between - rare or uncommon, infrequent + farbetween - occurring at long intervals; infrequent.

haul - to transport something in a cart; to transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen

piebald - of two different colours, esp. white and black or other dark colour (like the plumage of a magpie), usually arranged in more or less irregular patches: usually of animals, esp. horses.

nag - a small riding horse or pony + Camptown Races (song): 'I put my money on de bob-tail nag, Somebody bet on de bay'.

dabble - to wet by splashing, as in running through a puddle or wading about in shallow water + double.