faults on both sides (T & I) (notebook 1923)

fun - to make fun or sport; to indulge in fun; to fool, joke

Andrew Martins (Irish) - pranks, tricks, shenanigans

Mac Dhonnchaidh (mok onukhi) (gael) - son of Donnchadh ("brown-warrior"); anglic. MacConnachie + (notebook 1924): 'Conachy' → (of Connacht).

Hunnish - of, pertaining to, or like the Huns

familiarity - intimacy

eten (Dutch) - to eat, eating (gerund) + (a picture of an epicene professor of history in an Irish university college seated in the hospice for the dying after eating a bad crab in the red sea).

hiuantanots (Armenian) - hospital + heaven knows.

sickabed (notebook 1923) Irish Times 17 Nov 1922, 2/4: 'Short negligées, for those who are sick-a-bed and inclined to be luxurious, can be fashioned of scraps of georgette and lace' + Joyce's note: 'T[ristan] lovesick, seasick, deadsick'.

houseplace - the name in many parts of England of the common living-room in a farm-house or cottage + Our Lady's Hospice for the Dying, Harold's Cross, Dublin.

Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin. Established in 1861 by Sisters of Mercy, a nursing and teaching order founded in 1827 in a house on Lower Baggot Street by Catherine MacAuley (1787-1841).

tay (Irish Pronunciation) - tea

toy - to play, sport, amuse oneself + trying + MMLJ: and then there was poor Dion Boucicault all divorced drowned too poor Dion before the world [& her husband] because he attempted to well he was a bit bad in his health [he said] with shingles falling on them he ah well now sure we won't be too hard on him as a presbyterian [& he well he went to confession to Mother Evangelist Sweeney] well he ah now there were faults on both sides [well he] attempted some hunnish familiarities after eating a bad crab in the red sea and sure he was deadseasick deadseasickabed [in the hospice for the dying] he ah the poor fellow &... & trying to ______ the nurse's hand & dying ah dearo dearo dear

nursetender - one who tends a sick person, a sick-nurse

coax - one who coaxes (colloq.)

day + død (Danish) - death.

first question of Catechism: 'Who made the world?' + (doze off).

emeritus - one who has retired or been discharged from active service or occupation + emeritus (l) - soldier who has served his time, retired soldier + {Matt Gregory - rambling reminiscences}

Abbottabad, Pakistan + abbot and bishop.

scholar - one who has acquired learning in the 'Schools'; a learned or erudite person; esp. one who is learned in the classical (i.e. Greek and Latin) languages and their literature.

eachach (akhokh) (gael) - horseman; abounding in horses + akhoth (Hebrew) - sister.

sorry + Sorge (ger) - sorrow.

poor + pourboire (fr) - tip, gratuity.

Aran - of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland; spec. designating a type of patterned knitwear + aran (Hungarian) - gold.

or (Armenian) - that

cad's clothes too big for him (Joyce's note)

or (Armenian) - that + or (fr) - gold.

Nepos, Cornelius (99-24 B.C.) - Roman historian, letter writer, collector of anecdotes. 

overalls - trousers of strong material, worn, with a similar shirt, as an outer garment by travellers, explorers, soldiers, cowboys, etc.

peregrine - foreign, belonging to another country; outlandish, strange; upon a pilgrimage, upon one's travels (obs.)

matriarch - a woman having the status corresponding to that of a patriarch, in any sense of the word

queenly - resembling a queen, queenlike. Also fig. 

blusse rød (Danish) - flush crimson + papal blessing.

sole - punning allusion to soul (n.)

settlement - the act of establishing (public affairs, etc.) in security or tranquillity

expiatory - having the attribute of expiating or making satisfaction for an offence

rite - a formal procedure or act in a religious or other solemn observance

postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority; Eccl. Law. The presentation to office of some one canonically disqualified, esp. by being already vested in a similar office, in which case the recommendation took the form of a request or appeal to the supreme authority to sanction the election.

beaver - a hat of beaver's fur + in beaver bonnet = in beaver - (Univ. slang). In a tall hat (and the costume which accompanies it) instead of cap and gown; in non-academical costume. 

caucus - a private meeting of the leaders or representatives of a political party, previous to an election or to a general meeting of the party, to select candidates for office, or to concert other measures for the furthering of party interests; opprobriously, a meeting of 'wire-pullers' + Caucasus.

family all to himself (Joyce's note) The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. XXIII, 'Roman Law', 529d: 'if his wife had not passed in manum... she did not become a member of his family: she remained a member of the family in which she was born, or, if its head were decseased or she had been emancipated, she constituted a family in her own person'.

geasa (gase) - magical injunctions (tabus); A geis can be compared with a curse or, paradoxically, a gift. If someone under a geis violates the associated taboo, the infractor will suffer dishonour or even death. On the other hand, the observing of one's geasa is believed to bring power and good fortune. Often it is women who place geasa upon men + (notebook 1924): 'geasa = taboo' → Gwynn: The History of Ireland 12: 'in this early period action is represented as enormously controlled by the tradition of Geasa - that is to say, what it is forbidden, or tabu, for a certain man to do' + (Grania placed Diarmaid under a geas unless he helped her flee from Finn).

Themistocles (527-460 B.C.) - Athenian general, statesman + Cornelius Nepos: Themistocles X.4: 'An epitaph in several languages was written on his tomb' (his being Themistocles', an Athenian statesman, ca. 527-460 BC) + mistletoe.

kamen (Serbian) - stone + na veliky kámen (Czech) - na vyeleki kamyen (Russian) - on a big stone.

sweet pea - the common name of Lathyrus odoratus, a climbing annual leguminous plant, indigenous to Sicily, cultivated in numerous varieties for its showy variously-coloured sweet-scented flowers.

turn one's face to the wall - Said of a person on his deathbed conscious of the approach of the end.

in view of - in prospect or anticipation of, with a view to + (notebook 1923): 'in sight of poor house'.

poorhouse - a house in which poor people in receipt of public charity are lodged

rust (Dutch) - rest + take (one's) rest - to betake oneself to repose for the night.

The Exile of Erin (song) + oxide of iron (rust).

under the auspices of - under prosperous lead, propitious influence exerted on behalf of any undertaking, patronage, or favouring direction of

rattle - a rapid succession of short sharp sounds, caused by the concussion of hard bodies

hailstorm - a violent fall or storm of hail

kalospintherochromatakrene (gr) - beautiful-spark-color-fountain + kalos (gr) - beautiful + spinthêr (gr) - spark + theos (gr) - God + chrômato- (gr) - colour-.

clad - invested, arrayed, decked

hood - a covering for the head and neck (sometimes extending to the shoulders) of soft or flexible material, either forming part of a larger garment (as the hood of a cowl or cloak) or separate.

curling tongs - an iron instrument for curling the hair, which is heated and the hair then twined round it

Dana - mother-goddess of Tuatha Dé Danann + Daniel O'Connell.

blow out one's brains - to shoot oneself in the head

New Ireland - island near New Guinea

Hut (ger) - hat + Henry II gave Dublin to the burghers of Bristol + (Bristol Tavern).

Lynch, Anne - a Dublin brand of tea (see Ulysses, 659)

cut - a piece of anything cut off; esp. of meat, a slice

SHACKLETON, GEORGE, AND SONS, LTD - Flour millers, corn merchants, 35 James Street (also owned the Anna Liffey mills in Lucan).

brown loaf - a loaf of brown bread (any bread of a brown colour, or of a darker colour than ordinary 'white bread')

delisk = dulse - an edible species of seaweed, Rhodymenia palmata, having bright red, deeply divided fronds + MMLJ: and where do you leave Matt they were all so sorry for poor Matt in his grey-frock saltwater hat [too big for him it] and his overalls all falling over him in folds sure he hadn't the energy to pull them old Matt the old matriarch [[that queenly man] sitting there [with his head to the west] in sight of the poorhouse] with his can of tea & two bits of bacon brown loaf [& dilisk waiting for the end to come]

Gordon Highlanders (regiment) + God in Heaven.

merde (fr) - shit + Malory: Morte d'Arthur.

parlour man - a male domestic servant + Act of Parliament (Slang) - a military term for small beer, five pints of which by an act of parliament a landlord was formerly obliged to give each soldier gratis.

laudability - the quality of being a fit subject for praise, praiseworthiness + (notebook 1924): 'Laudabiliter Adrian IV (to colonise)' → Adrian IV's papal bull Laudabiliter, supposedly granting Ireland to Henry II.

squelch - a devastating argument or retort; a crushing blow + lemon squash + MMLJ: God of Heaven when you think of it all divorced by woman squelch and all on account the appearance of his face poor Matt Gregory of the dull brown loaf of his mouth watering by act of parliament.