is the name is on (Anglo-Irish) - is the name of + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal I: 'the hero's name is'.

capelli (it) - hair

shoehand - a shoemaking operative + surehanded

slaughterer - one who slaughters or kills + (notebook 1923): 'tree murdererb / = woodsman'; The Four Million, 'An Adjustment of Nature' 106: We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism. We shuddered to think of Milly [...] pouring tea in the marble teepee of a tree murderer. (MS 47477-091, EM: $E shoehanded tree murderer | JJA 51:173 | late 1932 | ).

shader - one who or something which shades 

attach - to arrest, lay hold of, seize

hold - to keep from getting away

tamor (Bog Latin) - earth

wilt - arhaic of will

summoner - one who summons another to a place. Often fig. of immaterial or inanimate agents + Sackerson is the mystery man of the Wake, the 'summonorother' and 'Watsy Luke' (245.33) whom we are indeed constantly meeting, in various guises (John Gordon: Finnegans Wake: a plot summary).

weatherbeaten - hardened by exposure to all kinds of weather + 'weather bitten' (notebook 1924).

hie - to advance or come on quickly, hasten on + fall at hand - to be near at hand, to be going to happen

tocsin - a signal, esp. an alarm-signal, sounded by ringing a bell or bells + (pub closing bell).

canonize - to place in the canon or calendar of the saints, according to the rules and with the ceremonies observed by the Church + claxon - a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles.

whereabouts - the place in or near which a person or thing is; (approximate) position or situation

lit. Webwaren (ger) - textiles

hooper - a person who aided in the building of barrels by creating the Hoop for the barrel; the European whistling or wild swan (Olor cygnus).

stork - a large wading bird of the genus Ciconia, allied to the ibis and heron

aquila (l) - eagle + eyrie - eagle's nest + Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire vol. III, ch. XXXV: 'Three months were consumed without effect in the siege of Aquileia; till the want of provisions, and the clamours of his army, compelled Attila to relinquish the enterprise... But as he rode round the walls, pensive, angry and disappointed, he observed a stork preparing to leave her nest, in one of the towers... He... exclaimed, in a loud and cheerful tone, that such a domestic bird, so constantly attached to human society, would never have abandoned her ancient seats, unless those towers had been devoted to impending ruin and solitude. The favourable omen inspired an assurance of victory; the siege was renewed and prosecuted with fresh vigour; a large breach was made in the part of the wall from whence the stork had taken her flight... and the succeeding generation could scarcely discover the ruins of Aquileia'.

trundler - one who trundles (to move heavly; to roll [a thing] on little wheels)

wot - to know

depth charge - a bomb capable of exploding under water

bomb - to attack with an explosive bomb placed or thrown for the purpose of destruction

barrel - a (usually hollow) cylinder forming part of various objects

spillway - a channel or slope built to carry away surplus water from a reservoir

Jehosaphat - a biblical name (2 Sam. viii. 16, etc.) used interjectionally as a mild expletive + JEHOSHAPHAT, VALLEY OF - biblical name for the valley of the Kidron River where, according to Joel 3:2,12, the Last Judgment will take place

doom - the last or great Judgement at the end of the world + FDV: Jehosophat, what doom is here! Rain ruth on them, sire. If you are a publican itself over the measure never lost a licence. And for the honour of Alcohol drop that you-know-what-I've-come-about-I-saw-your-act air. Punch may be pottleproud but his Judy's one better.

ruth - the feeling of sorrow for another; lamentation

Michael + Magh Cille (ma kili) (gael) - Plain of a Church.

Bull, John - England's Uncle Sam or Brother Jonathan. In FW, "Bull" is often a word of fear, for it was John Bull plus the Bull Laudabiliter that gave Ireland seven or eight hundred years of hell. This is set down in the terrible Swiftian dialogue about the bull of Farmer Nicholas in "Oxen of the Sun." (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

calavera (sp) - hot-headed fellow + Calatrava (order of knights).

Slaves to Virtue (order of knights)

veritatem (l) - truth, reality

aurora borealis - natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions (also called the northern and southern lights) + Polar Star (order of knights).

procul abeat (l) - may he be far away

Ivor - Viking king of Dublin

Danmark (Danish) - Denmark

Hector - "Protector": name of a Trojan hero celebrated in the Iliad; hence: A valiant warrior like Hector + 'Hector Protector' (nursery rhyme).

waldemar - a variety of velveteen, or cotton velvet, apparently a superior quality of fustian + Valdemar - several noted Danish kings + Wolodmir (order of knights). 

vasa - a vase + Vasa, Gustavus (1496-1560) - became King Gustavus I of Sweden, freed his country from the Danes + Vasa (order of knights). 

peel one's eyes - to keep one's eyes peeled (open, on the alert) + peep - an eye (dial.) + {communication of a team of knights forcing their way into HCE’s tomb or pub}

blooding - the letting of blood, bleeding; wounding with loss of blood + {and try to remember these nights of valorous effort until the end of the world}

Pliny the Younger - (b. AD 61 or 62, Comum - d. c. 113, Bithynia, Asia Minor), Roman author and administrator who left a collection of private letters of great literary charm, intimately illustrating public and private life in the heyday of the Roman Empire.

Pliny the Older - (b. AD 23 - d. Aug. 24, 79), uncle of Pliny the Younger, Roman savant and author of the celebrated Natural History which he left to his nephew, an encyclopaedic work of uneven accuracy that was an authority on scientific matters up to the Middle Ages. Lost his life in the eruption of Vesuvius.

calamus (l) - reed pen + lumen (l) - light, lamp; life + calamolumen (l) - pen-light, reed-torch (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

contumelia (l) - abuse, insult + Columella wrote on agriculture + Pliny and Columella (Aujourd'hui comme aux... Quinet) [281.04-.05]

Aulus Gellius - (fl. 2nd century AD), Latin author remembered for his miscellany Noctes Atticae ("Attic Nights"), in which many fragments of lost works are preserved. Written in Athens to beguile the winter evenings, the work is an interesting source on the state of knowledge and scholarship of his time.

Macrobius, Ambrosius Theodosius (fl. 395-423) - Roman grammarian

Vitruvius - (fl. 1st century BC), Roman architect, engineer, and author of the celebrated treatise De architectura (On Architecture), a handbook for Roman architects. In a celebrated drawing by Leonardo, genitals and navel are the centres of the square and circle which circumscribe the human figure drawn in two superimposed attitudes, approximating a tau cross and quincunx respectively. This drawing of Leonardo's is an illustration to the De Architectura.

Cassiodorus - (b. c. AD 490 --d. c. 585), historian, statesman, and monk who helped to save the culture of Rome at a time of impending barbarism. 

larnt (Irish Pronunciation) - learned

LECAN (LACKEN) - Ruined castle 3 miles North of Inishcrone, Co Sligo; once home of the MacFhirbhisigh family, hereditary poets and chroniclers, who compiled the Yellow Book of Lecan (now in TCD) and the Great Book of Lecan (now in the Royal Irish Academy).

kingdom come - (from the clause thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer) heaven or paradise; the next world + Conga (kunge) (gael) - Strait; monastic retreat of Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, last high king, Co. Mayo; anglic. Cong.

kooper (Dutch) - buyer, purchaser + keeper + FDV: If you are a publican itself over the measure never lost a licence.

winkel - a store or general shop in South Africa + winkel (Dutch) - shop + Winkel (ger) - angle, nook.

over measure - measure above what is ordinary or sufficient; excess, surplus

deoch an dorais (Irish) - parting drink

divulse - to tear apart or asunder + divorce - fig. To separate; to sever, cut off, part. 

Punch - the name of the principal character, a grotesque hump-backed figure, in the puppet-show called Punch and Judy. (The name Judy for 'Punch's wife' appears to be later) + FDV: Punch may be pottleproud but his Judy's one better.

pottle - a measure of capacity for liquids, equal to two quarts or half a gallon; a pot or vessel containing a pottle; a pottle of wine or other liquor; hence, drink, liquor + purseproud - proud of wealth, puffed up on account of one's wealth.

FDV: For the Producer (Mr John Baptister Vickar) caused a deep abuliousness to descend upon the Father of Truants and, as a side issue, pluterpromptly brought on the scene his cutletsized consort, scaling weighing waighing 10 ten stone ten, scaling 5 footsy five, and spanning 37 inchettes round the good companions, 29 ditties round the wishful waiter, 36 of the same round each of her quis separabits, 14 round the beginning of happiness and nicely nine round her shoed for slender.

producer - someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work)

John the Baptist + Giambattista Vico.

biliousness - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger + aboulia - loss of willpower + Genesis 2:21: 'and the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam... and he took one of his ribs' (creation of Eve).

truant - a lazy, idle person; esp. a child who absents himself from school without leave

side issue - an issue apart from the main point

cutlet - thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

consort - a partner in wedded or parental relations; a husband or wife, a spouse

foundling - a deserted infant whose parents are unknown + fondling - one who is fondly loved, one who is much fondled or caressed. 

filly - a young female horse under the age of four; Also, applied to a young lively girl.

The Forty Shilling Tailors - Dublin tailor's shop

shipman - a master mariner, the master of a ship, a skipper

hoyden - ill-bred girl + ship ahoy!

ten stone ten pounds (weight) + stone - unit of measure, abbreviation st which, when it ceased to be legal for trade in United Kingdom in 1985, was defined in British legislation as being a weight or mass [sic] equal to 14 avoirdupois pounds (about 6.35 kilograms).

scale - to estimate the proportions of

footsy - amorous play with the feet + five foot five inches (height) + foot - a lineal measure originally based on the length of a man's foot. (The English foot consists of 12 inches).

span - to measure in any way (obs.); to stretch or range from one place or point to another + 37-29-37 inches (woman's measurements). 

good companion - good fellow + (breasts).

ditty - a poem, ballad; that which is said + ditto - the aforesaid, the same.

wishful - desirable; desired, longed-for (obs.); full of desire + (waist).


quis (l) - who + Quis Superabit? (l) - Who shall vanquish? (the motto of the Order of St Patrick) + quis separabit (l) - who shall separate? + (thighs).


shoed - furnished or protected with a shoe or shoes; shod + Sheridan: School for Scandal + (feet).