buxomness - graciousness, kindly disposition (obs.); obedience, submissiveness (obs.); modern. Comely plumpness + boxom = buxom + Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas (l) - Citizens' Obedience is City's Happiness .

bedelia - automobile manufactured by the Bourbeau et Devaux Co. of Paris from 1910 to 1925. This low and light car carried two passengers and used Single-cylinder or 10hp V-twin engines. 

bedellium (l) - aromatic gum of the balsam

hobbyhorse - in the morris-dance, and on the stage (in burlesques, pantomimes, etc.), a figure of a horse, made of wickerwork, or other light material, furnished with a deep housing, and fastened about the waist of one of the performers, who executed various antics in imitation of the movements of a skittish or spirited horse; a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horsehead on one end of a stick.

hole - a small dingy lodging or abode; a small or mean habitation

Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Chapelizod section: 'Halpin, Thomas, vintner... Hands, G., Martin's-row' (entries follow one another).

glen - a mountain-valley, usually narrow and forming the course of a stream + The Glens of Antrim are a series of 9 coastal valleys running down to the North Channel of Lough Larne.

odd job - a casual disconnected piece of work

godfather - a male sponsor at Confirmation

Star and Garter - common pub name

lynne - obs. form of linn (a torrent running over rocks; a cascade, waterfall); line + Newcastle-under-Lyme, England + three castles on Dublin coat of arms + Joyce's note: 'CFd made a city / Newcastle under Lyme' →  The store and charter, Treetoncastle Treetowncastle under Lynne. (late 1934-March 1935).

hod - to bob up and down in riding, to jog; early ME. f. had; n. An open receptacle for carrying mortar, and sometimes bricks or stones, to supply builders at work.

Brucke (ger) - bridge + not a bit of it! + "Liverpoor? Sot a bit of it! His braynes coolt parritch, his pelt nassy, his heart's adrone, his bluidstreams acrawl, his puff but a piff, his extremeties extremely so: Fengless, Pawmbroke, Chilblaimend and Baldowl. Humph is in his doge." [074.13-.16]

pier - one of the supports of the spans of a bridge, whether arched or otherwise formed

eerie - fear-inspiring; gloomy, strange, weird + Dies Irae (song) + Persse O'Reilly.

span - an arch of a bridge; a section between two piers

spooky - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of spirits or the supernatural; frightening, eerie

toll - a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)

till - a strongbox for holding cash

parapet - a low wall or barrier, placed along the sides of a bridge, pier, quay, etc., to prevent people from falling over

peripatetic - walking about or from place to place in connexion with some occupation or calling; itinerant

snooze - a sleep; a nap, a doze + u snu (Serbian) - in a dream + zoo + "Words weigh no no more to him than raindrips to Rethfernhim. Which we all like. Rain. When we sleep. Drops. But wait until our sleeping. Drain. Sdops." [074.16-.19]

hitherwards - towards this place, in this direction, hither; on this side (of) + {in sleep, we hike through thicket, and than soar from the murk of the barrel below, past breakfast room and toilet, to the clearence of the childlight in the room for study upstairs}

thicker - one who 'thicks' or fulls cloth; a fuller; Also as second element in comb., as cap-thicker, say-thicker + thicket - a dense growth of bushes.

schein - obs. Sc. f. sheen (a.) + Schein (ger) - light, shining.

Schore (ger) - prop, support

soar - to cause to soar; to attain or reach (a height) by upward flight + assails.

methylate - to impregnate or mix with methyl or methyl alcohol + methylated spirits - spirits mixed with methyl alcohol to render them unfit for drinking and suitable for other uses (e.g. lighting lamps) + mythos (gr) - word, speech; thing said + methysos (gr) - drunk.

barrel + bar below there + Babel Tower.

Bedevere - knight of the Round Table, King Arthur's butler 

butler - to be served by a butler; a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table

Table Round = Round Table - the table, celebrated in mediæval legend, round which Arthur and his chosen knights were supposed to have sat, and which was made round so that there might be no pre-eminence or rivalry.

necessity - a situation of hardship or difficulty; a pressing need or want.

Harrington, Sir John (1561-1612) - English courtier, author of Metamorphosis of Ajax (describes water closet) + harington (Dutch) - herring-tub, herring-barrel + Joyce's note: 'Sir John Haigtas / invents WC / (asimoan)' Narcissus, 100: This was a period when men took regularly to making up their complexions, and with a sharpened perception (which drove that typical Elizabethan, Sir John Harrington, with his almost Minoan figure, to reinvent the Minoan’s masterpiece, the water-closet)...', Narcissus, 54: Crete, we learn, discovered the flush system of drainage. We may smile, but the Romans boasted the crude immensity of their cloaca maxima, and the importance of sanitary science, especially to a people living in such congestion, is hard to over-rate. This, then, was a great invention, fit to rank beside the steam engine, and it was a tragedy, the accumulated pain and discomfort of which can never be computed, that this great secret was lost for millenia, only to be reinvented and then so slowly adopted, in our day.'

upstairs + Sturz (ger) - fall, overthrow.

homy - resembling or suggestive of home; home-like; having the feeling of home + Thomas Moore: Love and the Novice (song): 'Here we dwell, in holiest bowers' [air: Cean Dubh Delish].

novice - Eccl. One who has entered a religious house, and is under probation or trial, before taking the required vows, a candidate for admission into a religious order; an inexperienced person, a beginner, tyro.

nig - a niggardly or mean person; to be mean or niggardly + nig-nog - a foolish person; hence, a raw and unskilled recruit.

nag - a small riding horse or pony; transf. as a term of abuse (obs.); to assail or annoy (a person) with persistent fault-finding or provocation

principal - a leading performer in a drama or entertainment

refocillation - refreshment, reanimation, reinvigoration + rifocillare (it) - cheer up, revive + Motif: -ation (*O*; 4 times).

inclination - the condition of being mentally inclined or disposed to something

Dolder - a residental section and hotel, on the Zurichberg

rive - to tear voraciously

dubh dilis (duv dilish) (gael) - dark dearest + ceann dubh dílis (Irish) - dark-head dearest [.13]

austerity - severe self-discipline or self-restraint; moral strictness, rigorous abstinence, asceticism + prehistoric

hysteric = hysterical + panhysterikos (gr) - all-womb-suffering, all belonging to the womb.

fippence - five pence

anathesis (gr) - setting up in public, dedicating; adjourment; imposition + any thesis + any day + antithesis + Athanasius (269-373 A.D.) - Christian leader agains Arian heresy (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

mind - to have a mind to (an action, plan, etc.); to contemplate, intend, aim at; to bend one's attention to + (family portraits & two boxers [or chess players] face to face, i.e. "Bet you fippence," against "PREAUSTERIC MAN").

wrangler - one who wrangles or quarrels, an angry or noisy disputer or arguer; Cambridge Colloquial: a student placed in the first class in the mathematical tripos (final honours examination for a B.A. degree in mathematics).

FDV: Till wranglers for wringawrowdy ready are, Aetius check to Atil's, and ere commences the castellaunic commencement lead us seek, O jenny of eves the frivolest, who most ficklesome fleest fleet from the fervid fan to but wouldst attach thee thick to thy thick eschewer, Mimosa multimimetica, the miming of miming [(or is it an ash sapling)]

the lette F. (Joyce's note)

at gaze - said of a deer, also of persons: in the attitude of gazing, esp. in wonder, expectancy, bewilderment, etc. + it is, respectively,

baronet - a titled order, the lowest that is hereditary, ranking next below a baron, having precedence of all orders of knighthood, except that of the Garter

altrettanto (it) - just as much

bancarotta (it) - bankruptcy

chaff - cut hay and straw used for feeding cattle + Butt & Taff.

commencement - the action or process of commencing; beginning + FDV: and ere commences the castellaunic commencement lead us seek,

Catalauni - At the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (AD 451), a mixed force of Romans and Visigoths defeated Attila and stopped the advance of the Huns in Europe.

Aetius Flavius - Roman general and statesman. In 451 he joined with the Visigoths in defeating Attila in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, but when Attila invaded Italy in the following year, Aetius could do little to oppose him. 

check - a call at chess by which notice is given to the opponent that a move has been made which exposes his King

gambit - a method of opening the game, in which by the sacrifice of a pawn or piece the player seeks to obtain some advantage over his opponent. For instance, Catalan gambit. 

buxom - full of health, vigour, and good temper

bishop - one of the pieces in the game of chess, having its upper part carved into the shape of a mitre; formerly called archer, and in still earlier times alfin or aufyn.

give it a burl - to make an attempt

Sweet Genevieve (song) + Saint Genevieve's military advice saved Paris from Attila + FDV: O jenny of eves the frivolest,

jinny = ginny (obs.) - cunning, ensnaring, seductive

flicka (Swedish) - girl + FDV: who most ficklesome fleest fleet from the fervid fan

fervid - glowing, intensely impassioned

Frondeur - a member of the Fronde (the name given to the party which rose in rebellion against Mazarin and the Court during the minority of Louis XIV; hence, a malcontent party; also, violent political opposition); transf. A malcontent, an 'irreconcilable' + frondeur (fr) - scoffer.

attach - to join in sympathy or affection to a person, place, etc.

eft - again, moreover, likewise + eftest (obs) - most ready, most covenient (probably a blunder in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing IV.2.38: 'Yea, marry, that's the eftest way') + oft teased.

ensuer - one who ensues, a follower + eschewer - one who avoids and deliberately stays away + FDV: to but wouldst attach thee thick to thy thick eschewer,

ondraw - to draw on (to bring about, lead to, involve as a consequence)

unconscionable - Of persons: Having no conscience, not controlled by conscience; Of actions, etc.: Showing no regard for conscience; not in accordance with what is right or reasonable + unconscious.

flicker - a rapid, rhythmic variation in the degree or quality of illumination which is perceptible to the eye + flapper - a girl in her late teens, orig. one with her hair down in a pigtail; a young woman, esp. with an implication of flightiness or lack of decorum.

unterdruckt (ger) - suppressed