Lenz (ger) - spring + (four l's [neters] from the end of fw).

alack - lacking, wanting, missing + Lancelot of the Lake - knight of King Arthur's, lover of Guinevere, father of Galahad.

Erde (ger) - earth + happy civic order Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas (l) - Citizens' Obedience is City's Happiness.

outrageously - to an extravagant or immoderate degree, in a very offensive manner

inviolate - to violate

Merlin - the name of the soothsayer of the Arthurian legend

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 + to turn the tables - to reverse the relation between two persons or parties, so as to put each in the other's place or relative condition; to cause a complete reversal of the state of affairs.

knut - a fashionable or showy young man + knut (Swedish) - knot + Here We Go Gathering Nuts in May (song).

zita - a tubular variety of pasta resembling large macaroni + cities + Z

titbit - a small and delicate or appetizing piece of food; fig.; spec. a brief and isolated interesting item of news or information + trilby (Colloquial) - a trilby hat, a soft felt hat; a woman's foot (after George du Maurier's novel Trilby).

here and there + hier und dort (ger) - here and there + Zeno's paradoxes: 1. Achilles (the hare is a replacement) can never catch the tortoise; 2. a flying arrow at any single moment is motionless.

yegg - a burglar or safe-breaker + eggs

muddle - a confused assemblage + middle

wingless - having no wings, destitute of wings + Joyce's note: '7 wingless arrows' → Holland: The Story of Mohammed 24: (of a pre-Muslim idol in Meccah) 'holding in his hand seven wingless arrows. The ancient Arabs often drew lots to decide any important question, and for this purpose they used wingless arrows'.

hodgepodge - a dish made of a mixture of various kinds of meat, vegetables, etc., stewed together; a heterogeneous mass or agglomeration, a medley

Tom, Dick and Hurry

Beche-la-Mar - a language spoken in the Solomon Islands. It was developed and spread through the Pacific as a language between traders (Lingua franca) of the whaling industry at the end of the 18th century, the Sandalwood trade of the 1830s and the bêche-de-mer trade of the 1850s.

blong (Beche-la-Mar) - of

higgledy piggledy - in a disordered manner

longa house blong (Beche-la-Mar) - to the house of

Cincinnatus - favorite hero of the Roman republic; was dictator (458 B.C.) for 16 days in which he defeated Aequi, resigned, and returned to his farm whence he had been summoned + notus (l) - known; an acqauintance.

exarchos (gr) - leader, the one who goes first + x - in math, unknown quantity.

Cincinnati - town in Ohio

barney - humbug, cheating; spec. an unfair sporting contest

precedent - an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

protection + Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

simultaneously + Himmel (ger) - heaven, sky + Hamilton [300.27-.28]

races Ayesha (Joyce's note) → Holland: The Story of Mohammed 95: 'So young was Ayesha when she became the Prophet's wife that he used sometimes to amuse her by running races with her'.

mand - a question + Mand (ger) - moon, month + mand (Danish) - man + manda (Russian) - vulva + manda (Czech ) - arse + first ladies' man.

forty score + Joyce's note: 'Rurik 800 wh' (i.e. whores) → Rurik - Viking settler in Novgorod [309.10]

roses + rossy (Anglo-Irish) - impudent girl.

diversion - the turning away of the thoughts, attention, etc., from fatiguing or sad occupations, with implication of pleasurable excitement

Uhu (ger) - owl + Joyce's note: 'battle of Uhud' Holland 777: Once again, at the battle of Uhud, were the Faithful to be scared by the voice of the Demon of Al-Akabah, crying, "Mohammed has fallen!". Whatever the explanation of that cry, it had the effect of hastily dispersing their assembly, and all hurried back to their several encampments as quickly as possible. Thus was achieved the Second or Great Pledge of Al-Akabah.

losed - praised, renowned + last

farce - force-meat, stuffing + force

earth + Mount Ararat - a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone in Turkey.

boneshaker - a humorous name given to the bicycle as it existed before the introduction of india-rubber tires and other improvements

freewheel - the rear wheel of a bicycle arranged so that it can rotate freely while the pedals remain stationary; a bicycle with a free wheel

Merrion Square, Dublin

two legged - having two legs: usually as an epithet suggestive of a human being having the qualities of the animal named

poney = pony + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard, ch. 35: (of men carrying a sedan-chair): 'the two-legged ponies, as Toole called them'.


Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

gink (Slang) - fellow + Arthur Guinness.

hussy - A rustic, rude, opprobrious, or playfully rude mode of addressing a woman + Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme): 'All the king's horses and all the king's men'.

Evergreen Touring Company [032.29] + King Arthur and Guinevere.

borne - carried, sustained, endured, etc.

Pandemonium - the abode of all the demons; a place represented by Milton as the capital of Hell, containing the council-chamber of the Evil Spirits + rainbow pantomime.

equivalent + aqualavans (l) - washing with water, water-washing + lavant (fr) - washing.

rain cats and dogs - to rain very heavily + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 2: 'Say, who is you? Whar is you? Dog my cats ef I didn' hear sumf'n. Well, I know what I's gwyne to do: I's gwyne to set down here and listen tell I hears it agin.'

bain't (Dialect) - am not

Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 14: 'Well, now, I be ding-busted! How do dat come?' + Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn 15: 'Oh, well, that's all right, because a dream does
tire a body like everything sometimes.'

kaksitoista (Finnish) - twelve

volt - to travel like an electric current

yksitoista (Finnish) - eleven

kymmenen (Finnish) - ten

yhdeksän (Finnish) - nine

kahdeksan (Finnish) - eight

seitsemän (Finnish) - seven

kuusi (Finnish) - six

viisi (Finnish) - five

neljä (Finnish) - four

kolme (Finnish) - three

kaksi (Finnish) - two

yksi (Finnish) - one

Allah ta'Alah (Mosthigh) (Joyce's note) Holland 42: He [Mohammad] was not the only one who realized the sinfulness of idolatry; there were other serious-minded men who practiced the ancient religion of Abraham, which means that they worshipped one God, whom they called the Most High God (Allah-ta'alah) + Joyce's note: paid 100 camels Holland 82: Discovery of the fugitives would have been well rewarded, for the Kuraysh had offered a hundred camels for the heads of Mohammed and Abu Bakr + amalgamated

caravan - a company of merchants, pilgrims, or others, in the East or northern Africa, travelling together for the sake of security, esp. through the desert + Joyce's note: 'caravanseries'.

nom (fr) - a name + nom de nom! (fr) - expletive (literally 'name of name') + nombres (fr) - numbers + nombre (sp) - name.

helve - a handle of a weapon or tool, as an axe, hammer, etc. + halve - obs. form of half (n.) + 12 + helvetti (Finnish) - hell.

fracture = fraction (obs.) - Arith. A numerical quantity that is not an integer; one or more aliquot parts of whole number + figures

asphalt - a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation

concrete - a composition of stone chippings, sand, gravel, pebbles, etc., formed into a mass with cement + Yeats: A Vision 151 (book I, part III, phase 20): 'Will - The Concrete Man'.

phase - each of the aspects or appearances presented by the moon or any planetary body, according to the amount of its illumination. Thus the crescent moon, half moon, gibbous moon, and full moon, are phases; but the term is commonly applied to the points of new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter + out of phase - not in phase + Yeats: A Vision 50: 'THE PHASES OF THE MOON' + Yeats: A Vision 127 (book I, part III, phase 12): 'The man of this phase, out of phase, is always in reaction'. 

outher - one or other (of two), either + other

barbarians + ballbearings + balbus (l) - stuttering, stammering.

145225114520 + (5 - 1 = 4) & (2 + 5 x 1 = 7) & (5 x 2 - 1 = 9)

mill - colloq. abbrev. of million + mille (fr) - 1000 + millions.

Balaclava + Baile Atha Cliath

surview - a view (esp. mental) of something as a whole, or in its details; the action of taking such a view; consideration, contemplation

iris - a rainbow + iris (Irish) - record, report

James Joyce, Dubliners: 'Eveline' + Evening World (newspaper).

marmalade - a preserve or confection made by boiling fruits (orig. quinces, now usually Seville oranges) with sugar, so as to form a consistent mass

quince - aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves + 7 colours of rainbow: tomato (red), marmalade (orange), quince (yellow), lettuce (green), indigo, blue, violet.

salade - in mediæval armour, a light globular headpiece, either with or without a vizor, and without a crest, the lower part curving outwards behind + salade (fr) - lettuce.

binomial - an algebraic expression consisting of two terms joined by the sign (+) or (-) + binomis (l) - having two names: e.g. Ascanius (also called Iulus), Troy (also called Ilium). 

comprend = comprehend

inaccessible - that cannot be reached, entered, or got to; that cannot be scaled or penetrated + Yeats: A Vision 143 (book I, part III, phase 17): 'an old man in some shell-strewn cave whom it is possible to call, when speaking to the Sultan, "as inaccessible as God or thou".'

axiom - Logic and Math. 'A self-evident proposition, requiring no formal demonstration to prove its truth, but received and assented to as soon as mentioned' + aximone (gr) - a worth-stopping at + the five axioms and the five postulates in Euclid's Elements of Geometry.