antithesis - Rhet. An opposition or contrast of ideas, expressed by using as the corresponding members of two contiguous sentences or clauses, words which are the opposites of, or strongly contrasted with, each other.
give and take - to exchange repartee, blows, etc.; to make mutual allowances, concessions, or compromises; exchange of talk, esp. of repartee, jest, or raillery
squalor - the state or condition of being physically squalid, a combination of misery and dirt; fig. The quality of being morally squalid.
pep - brisk energy, liveliness + William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar III.2.26-28: 'There is tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honour for his valour, and death for his ambition'.
perdition - Theol. The condition of final spiritual ruin or damnation, the future condition of the wicked and finally impenitent or unredeemed.
wildwood - a forest of natural growth, or allowed to grow naturally
blue bell - a bulbous-rooted plant, Scilla nutans, growing in moist woods and among grass, and flowering in spring, with a nodding raceme of drooping narrow bell-like flowers.
stunt - a check in growth; also, a state of arrested growth or development; a creature which has been hindered from attaining full growth or development
Lo, the poor crieth (notebook 1923)
laird - a landed proprietor. In ancient times limited to those who held immediately from the king.
boon - a benefit enjoyed, blessing, advantage, a thing to be thankful for; a prayer (Archaic)
begyndelse (Danish) - beginning
auspicium (l) - divination by observing the flight of birds, watching birds for augury
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam - For the Greater Glory of God (Jesuit motto; at Belvedere, pupils put letters A.M.D.G. at beginnings of essays).
augura (l) - observations and interpretations of omens
dawdy - Sc. dial f. dowdy + Laus Deo Semper (l) - praise to God forever (at Belvedere, pupils put L.D.S. at ends of essays).
divinity - a divine being; a god, a deity
flink - to behave in a cowardly manner + flink (ger) - quick + REFERENCE
dab - one skilful or proficient at anything; an expert, an adept; a blow of somewhat sharp and abrupt character + FDV: He Franky was a great at dab A great dab was Franky at the manual arith, sure enough, that's why the bekase he knew no boy better what how why his ten fingures were given him for whatfor.
freck - desirous, eager, quick; In bad sense: Greedy, gluttonous + frech (ger) - fresh.
pounce - a sudden swoop or spring; quick or eager movement to an object
manual - of or pertaining to the hand or hands + manual of arithmetic.
sure enough - fully, quite; as much as well could be
Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 8: 'bekase' (five times in Huckleberry Finn)
fingure - a fabrication, coinage + fingers
giving him what for (phrase) - to punish or reprimand (a person) severely + what for - a punishment or scolding, as in ''You'll get what for from Mom if she catches you smoking''.
fife - to play (a tune) upon or as upon the fife
trochaeus (l) - meter (a foot consisting of a long syllable followed by a short, named for its brisk tempo)
cant - the secret language or jargon used by gipsies, thieves, professional beggars, etc.
dactyl - Prosody. A metrical foot consisting of a long syllable followed by two short (or, in modern verse, of an accented syllable and two unaccented).
spondee - Pros. A metrical foot consisting of two long syllables.
boko - the nose + buhko (Danish) - moocow + (naming fingers).
dimple - a small hollow or dent, permanent or evanescent, formed in the surface of some plump part of the human body, esp. in the cheeks in the act of smiling, and regarded as a pleasing feature.
pickpocket - a thief who follows the practice of stealing things from the pockets of others
Eden - the abode of Adam and Eve at their creation, Paradise
lickle - childish or illiterate form of little + Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone? (song).
anyhow - in any case, however it may be with what has been already said
dimpler - one who 'dimples' or forms dimples
lovedread - the fear that proceeds from love, 'filial' fear + FDV: Anyhow Anyhows he was always fond fond always of cardinals.
numen - deity, divinity; divine or presiding power or spirit + Newman, John Henry (1801-90) - English cardinal. Joyce held him the finest prose writer in English, and in "Oxen of the Sun" uses his style for "utterance of the word" (Ulysses, 422) on the birth of a new man. He helped found the Catholic University in Dublin, checked by Cardinal Cullen at every turn.
marrying + Cardinal Manning (Archbishop of Westminster).
panoplos (gr) - in full armor, fully armed
peregrine - foreign, belonging to another country; outlandish, strange
pifflicated - drunk, intoxicated + piffle (Slang) - nonsense.
pomposity - display of dignity or importance in deportment or language, ostentatiousness
weiss (ger) - white + Wasche (ger) - laundry + Walsh, William John (1841-1921) - Catholic archbishop of Dublin, helped bring down Parnell.
K. O.K. + Cardinal MacCabe (archbishop of Dublin).
hujus (l) - of this + hookah - a pipe for smoking, of Eastern origin, having a long flexible tube, the smoke being drawn through water contained in a vase, to which the tube and the bowl are attached; the narghile of India + huja (Kiswahili) - argument; want, need, necessity.
cujus (l) - whose + kuja (Kiswahili) - come.
by rote - in a mechanical manner, by routine, esp. by the mere exercise of memory without proper understanding of, or reflection upon, the matter in question; also, with precision, by heart.
fanden (Danish) - the devil + Joseph Deharbe: A Full Catechism of the Catholic Religion, 1863 (translated from German in 1875 by Rev. John Fander; used at Clongowes).
catechism - an elementary treatise for instruction in the principles of the Christian religion, in the form of question and answer
first + FDV: Always would he reciting be areciting and arecreating them up by a heart rota from fursed to laced [quickmarch to decemvir] like to throway your hat at purpely [till the on to tall spilicans] so as to know the tall tenners thumbs down, ace, deuce, tricks, quarts, quims and on the other hand, sexes, suppers, oglers, novels and dices.
quick march - a march in quick time + before 18th century calendar reform, new year began in March.
decemvir - a body of ten men acting as a council or ruling authority + Decemviri legibus scribundis (l) - the ten men board "for writing the laws": commision that composed the laws of the Twelve Tables (governed Rome absolutely after the expulsion of the kings, overthrown after the scandal of Appius Claudius and Virginia) + december
tenner - a term applied to a number or amount of ten (decemviri); a period of ten years; tenor (obs.); ten pound note (Colloquial)
thumbs down - gestures made with the fingers closed and the thumb pointing vertically downwards (indicating disapproval or rejection)
anon - in one (and the same) course or direction, in a straight course, straight on
alday - every day; ontinually, always
as true as you are there + 'strue = construe - Gram. To combine (words, or parts of speech) grammatically.
Caius - old spelling for Gaius (Julius Caesar); Caesar reformed the Roman republican calendar into essentially the calendar used today (modified by Pope Gregory) + William Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor: (Dr. Caius counting) 'Vat be all you, one, two, tree, four, come for?' (II.3.20) and 'If there be one or two, I shall make-a the turd' (III.3.208).
Piggot and Company - music warehouse, Grafton Street, Dublin + Pigott, Richard - obscure Irish journalist ("he played Falstaff to my Hal," Bernard Shaw wrote) who forged the letters which the Times published in "Parnellism and Crime." The forged letters linked Parnell to the assassinating-dynamiting faction of the Irish nationalists, indicated his approval of the Phoenix Park murders. Pigott's forgery was exposed when, before a government tribunal, he misspelt "hesitancy" as "hesitency." Pigott fled across Europe, pursued by Scotland Yard, and, in Madrid, he shot himself. In FW, the pursuit is mixed with the pursuit of Parnell. Who sent Pigott a-forging has not been surely established. FW seems to think it was Gladstone or the O'Sheas. (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake)
Niall Dubh (nil du) (gael) - Black Niall ("champion"); Niall Glundubh ("black-knee"), high king killed fighting Danes, 919; ancestor of O'Neiils + pippive (one-five, 15) + poopive (two-five, 25) + Niall Dhu (nil-two, -2) + Foughty Unn (41) + Enoch Thortig (31) + endso one (1) = 111.