Peruvian - of, pertaining to, or native to Peru, in South America
erstbeste - first + Erse = Irish + de eerste de beste (Dutch) - any, the first you meet, the first that comes along.
idiom - an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up; a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
tá sé déanta agam (Irish) - I promise to do it (literally 'I have it done') + FDV: He does not know how his grandson's grandson's grandson's grandson will stammer up as a Peruvian for in the ersebest idiom I have done it means I soon shall do.
cough - to express or utter by coughing
Russki = Russian - of or pertaining to the Russian language
suchki (Russian) - whores + FDV: He dares not think the grandmother of his grandmother of his grandmother coughed Russky with a husky accent.
husky - Of persons and their voice: Dry in the throat, so that the timbre of the voice is lost, and its sound approaches more or less a hoarse whisper.
lit. Mundart (ger) - idiom
slovo (Serbian) - character, letter, type + Slav.
otherwise - differently conditioned or existing; not so; different; other
MAPPA MUNDI (l) - "map of the world" + mappa (l) - "napkin," ie, a painted cloth + mappamondo (it) - geographical globe + FDV: Nor that the mappamund has been changing pattern as youth plays moving from st to st.
hoarded - stored up, treasured up
sauterell = saunterell - used as a term of contempt + sauterelle (fr) - grasshopper.
spendthrift - one who spends money profusely or wastefully
whatsoever - whatever
Sol - the sun (personified) + soul + Ecclesiastes 1:9: 'there is no new thing under the sun'.
together + 'Early to bed and early to rise Makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise' (proverb).
turtling - the action or occupation of 'fishing' for or catching turtle + FDV: Since time was and races were and wise ants hoarded and sauterelles were spendthrifty nor that the wee voice turtling of a London's alderman is ladled out by the earful to the regionals of pigmy land.
alderman - a magistrate in English and Irish cities and boroughs, next in dignity to the mayor; properly, as in London, the chief officer of a ward
ladle - to lift out with a ladle; Also with out and fig.
regional - In general use, ellipt. for regional (stock) exchange, newspaper, stamp, etc. + BRITISH BROADCASTING CORP. - Familiarly known as the BBC. Among other services of the BBC was the "London Regional Service."
pigmy - one of a group of very short people inhabiting equatorial Africa
honor bound - under an obligation enforced by the personal integrity of the one obliged ("I was honor bound to admit that she had done the work") + Sydney Grundy: In Honour Bound (play, 1880).
so help me God - the customary formula in a solemn oath
stick to - to remain resolutely faithful or attached to (a person or party)
by gom = by God
Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.354: 'by saint Bon, I would swear... It is Saint Bont or Bonet, Sanctus Bonitus, bishop of Clermont in Auvergne (around 710)'.
come off - Of a thing on hand: To come to the issue; to take place, be carried out.
beforehand - before this or that, previously (obs.) + Campbell: Lochiel's Warning: 'Coming events cast their shadows before'.
plaster - to coat with plaster ("daub the wall"); apply a plaster cast to ("plaster the broken arm"); cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on ("The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters")
pluckily - bravely, courageously + FDV: in case of the event coming off beforehand [even so you was to release me for the sake of the other [[cheap girl's] baby's name]] even if I was toseleep across 2 beds plaster me but I will pluckily well put pull on the buckskin gloves.
buckskin - leather made from the skin of a buck + boxing gloves.
noody-nady (Anglo-Irish) - hesitant in speech (from Irish niúdar-neádar: hesitancy, and Irish niúdaimí-neádaimí: a hesitant person)
ingrate - not pleasing or acceptable to the mind or senses; not feeling or showing gratitude
tootle - an act or the action of tootling or sounding a horn or similar wind-instrument; speech or writing of more sound than sense; verbiage, twaddle.
garner - a storehouse for corn, granary + Alfred Lord Tennyson: Maud, XXII.I: 'Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, night, has flown'.
mauve - a moderate purple + guess #3 (violet): heliotrope flowers are purple-violet.
how nice are stars + 'thy eyes are like morning stars' + (violet sky) + FDV: But his Noodynaady's actual ingrate tootle is of come into the garner, mauve, and thy nice are crimsome flowers and buy me a bunch of iodines because it is the month of brums brumes.
iodine - one of the non-metallic elements, belonging to the halogen group; at ordinary temperatures a greyish-black soft brittle solid with a metallic lustre, volatilizing into a dense vapour of a deep violet colour + violets.
évidemment (fr) - evidently + FDV: Evidentament he has failed as tiercely as before. For she wears none of the three. And quite as patently there is a sort of hole in the ballet through which the rest fell out. For to explain why the residue is or was not proceeded with, namely, the shifting about of lasses and the tug of love of the lads ending with a great deal of rough merriment, hoots, screams, scarf drill, ejaculations of urine, reechoable laugh mirthpeals and general thumb to nosery one must reckon with the sudden and gigantesquesque appearance in of Barnado's bearskin among the middle of this childer's childersgarten village brawl of the largely longsuffering laird of Lucanhof.
tierce = terce - third + (third failure).
deuce - the 'two' at dice or cards
patently - obviously, evidently, clearly
ballet - a theatrical representation, consisting of dancing and pantomime + hole in the ballad - a gap in the song or story → P.W. Joyce: English as We Speak It in Ireland 189: 'When a person singing a song has to stop because he forgets the next verse, he says (mostly in joke) 'there's a hole in the ballad''.
residue - the remainder, that which is left
namely - that is to say, videlicet
gossan - decomposed rock, of a reddish or ferruginous colour
duad - a group or combination of two
pomelo - large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp + pomelo (Russian) - broom + sure as there's a tail on a cat (phrase).
yam - the starchy tuberous root of various species of Dioscorea, largely cultivated for food in tropical and subtropical countries, where it takes the place of the potato.
ladies + FDV: For to explain why the residue is or was not proceeded with, namely, the shifting about of lasses and the tug of love of the lads ending with a great deal of rough merriment,
tug of love - a conflict of affections + (Joyce's note): 'love in a tub and the bottom fell out / and me and my love were scattered about' [Kev and sisterwater?]
hoot - a loud inarticulate exclamation, a shout, outcry
drill - the agreed or recognized procedure, esp. on formal occasions
feck - to steal + fucking
aurino (Provençal) - golden + FDV: hoots, screams, scarf drill, ejaculations of urine,
reecho - a second or repeated echo; to echo again and again
peal - a loud outburst or volley of sound
Tom Thumb - minute nursery-tale hero. "General" Tom Thumb was a name adopted by a dwarf that Barnum exhibited. Finn had a magic thumb + FDV: reechoable laugh mirthpeals and general thumb to nosery
Myamma (Burmese) - Burma
recken = reckon (obs.) + to reckon with - to take into account or consideration; to be prepared for + FDV: one must reckon with the sudden and gigantesquesque appearance in of Barnado's bearskin among the middle of this childer's childersgarten village brawl of the largely longsuffering laird of Lucanhof.
gigantesque - having the characteristics of a giant
unwithstood - not withstood or hindered, unopposed
BARNARDO, J M AND SON - Barnardo's the furriers has long been a landmark at 108 Grafton Street. The related Thomas John Barnardo, born 1845 in Dublin, established more than 100 homes for waifs and strays throughout the UK; still known as "Dr Barnardo's Homes."
bearskin - the skin of a bear used as a wrap or garment; a shaggy kind of woollen cloth used for overcoats
brawl - a noisy turbulent quarrel, a 'row'
childer - obs. and dial. pl. of child + kindergarten + FDV: in of Barnado's bearskin among the middle of this childer's childersgarten village brawl of the largely longsuffering laird of Lucanhof.
longsuffering - bearing provocation or trial with patience
laird - a landed proprietor. In ancient times limited to those who held immediately from the king + (*E*).
Lucan - Dublin environ on the Liffey. Two earls of Lucan may have interested Joyce: (1) Patrick Sarsfield, a Wild Goose, who fought under James II, died in 1693, saying, "O that this were for Ireland!"; (2) Lord Lucan, who commanded cavalry at Balaclava and is associated by Joyce with the Light Brigade. In FW, Lucan is often linked with its neighboring environ, Chapelizod, usually as "Lucalizod," which links Issy and the two Isoldes to Lucia Joyce and Alice + Hof (ger) - court.
vray - true + vrai de vrai (fr) - as true as true + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.347: 'Vraybis! vrai Dieu, formule fréquente chez Rabelais' (French 'Vraybis! true God, a frequent formula with Rabelais')
blanc (fr) - white
machinery - stage appliances and contrivances; the assemblage of 'machines' employed in a poem; supernatural personages and incidents introduced in narrative or dramatic poetry + deus ex machina (l) - providential interposition.
tombstone - a stone or monument of any kind placed over the grave of a deceased person to preserve his memory
BARNSTAPLE - Market town and seaport, South-West England; one of the most ancient royal boroughs. The allusion is also to Thackeray, Lectures on the English Humorists, "If Swift was Irish, then a man born in a stable is a horse." Wellington (whose birthplace in Ireland is still a matter of dispute) is also supposed to have denied his Irishness on the grounds that "a man is not a horse because he was born in a stable."
mortisectio (l) - cutting up something that is dead
vivisutura (l) - live sewing-together, sewing together something that is alive + suture - Surg. The joining of the lips of a wound, or of the ends of a severed nerve or tendon, by stitches.
recompounded - compounded again
Jacqueminot - name of the Vicomte J. F. Jacqueminot (1787-1865), French soldier; a red-flowered, hybrid perpetual variety of rose; also, formerly used for a colour resembling that of the flower.
Mormo - Greek bugbear for frightening children + mauros (gr) - dark + mauromormo (gr) - dark bugbear.
Milesian - a member of the race descended from the companions of Milesius. Hence (sometimes jocularly), an Irishman + Milesius - father of Heber and Heremon who gave his name to one of the legendary invasions of Ireland. The Milesians came from Spain.
Latin -ibus (dative and ablative plural) + FDV: God of all the machineries, And how to account for him?
Morbleu! (fr) - (expletive) + Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.346: 'Corbieu!... atténuation de Corps Dieu! ou corps de Dieu' (French 'Corbieu!... attenuation of Corps Dieu! or body of God') + more (Serbian) - sea.