sofa - a long, stuffed seat with a back and ends or end, used for reclining; attrib., as sofa-corner, -cover, -cushion, etc.

set on - to advance, go forward

subterrane - an underground cave, chamber, or dwelling

get into - to come to be, result in being, in (a certain state or condition)

barabarous (Joyce's note)

underdown - the down below the outer feathers of birds

congregational - of or pertaining to a congregation; performed by a congregation of worshippers collectively + vibrational - of or pertaining to vibration; vibratory.

or (Armenian) - that

slumper - to move or travel heavily or with difficulty on account of miry or muddy roads; to flounder through or along + slumber - to sleep, esp. to sleep lightly; to doze or drowse.

synoptical - applied distinctively to the first three Gospels (viz. of Matthew, Mark, and Luke) as giving an account of the events from the same point of view or under the same general aspect + (notebook 1924): 'opticals (obstacles)'.

panegyric - a public speech or writing in praise of some person, thing, or achievement + Joyce's note: 'panegyric'.



stool - a wooden seat (for one person) without arms or a back

jool (Dutch) - fun

fyre = fire (obs.)

rancer - a worker who enlarges or shapes holes

bit of brown (Slang) - homosexuality

sloop - a small, one-masted, fore-and-aft rigged vessel, differing from a cutter in having a jib-stay and standing bowsprit + snoop - to look or pry in a sneaky or meddlesome way.

bawneen - In Ireland: a sleeved waistcoat made from undyed flannel worn by farm-labourers.

Oldpatrick (Joyce's note)

a doctor Walker (Joyce's note)

tentacle - a slender flexible process in animals, esp. invertebrates, serving as an organ of touch or feeling.

flap - to beat the wings; Of a bird: To make way by flapping the wings.

cycling (Joyce's note)

doon - down + Dunlop, Daniel - the Dunlop of Ulysses (183), president of the Dublin Theosophical Society when AE was vice-president, founder of the British Anthropological Society. In FW, based on a cyclical theory of history theosophical cycles can fit in almost anywhere + loop (Dutch) - walk. 

panemmenetikos (Greek Artificial) - disposed to endure all

waist - Naut. The middle part of the upper deck of a ship, between the quarter-deck and the forecastle.

wake - the track left on the water's surface by a ship (in the sea often marked by a smooth appearance).

foehn = föhn - a warm dry katabatic wind developing on the lee side of a mountain range in response to air moving across the range + Finn

tyred - furnished with a tyre or tyres + tired

clipperbuilt - built like a clipper on slender fast lines + clipper - a fast-sailing vessel; one with sharp, forward-raking bows and masts raking aft + (notebook 1922-23): 'clipper ship'.

fourmaster - a four-masted ship + Joyce's note: 'the 5 fourmaster'

Thomas Moore: Lalla Rookh + Lally Tompkins (*S*)

arthro (gr) - arm + anthropo + sophia - wisdom + arthrophosophia (gr) - wisdom concerning arthropods + anthroposophia (gr) - wisdom concerning mankind.

(notebook 1924): 'tell before forget' ('tell' replaces a cancelled 'be')


phlegm - the thick viscid fluid or semifluid substance secreted by the mucous membranes, esp. of the respiratory passages.

gutter - a groove or elongated hollow in an animal or vegetable body. 

throaty - produced or modified in the throat + phrase frog in one's throat.

lingible - meant to be licked

fong (Chinese French Romanisation) - wind

calendar + song Coolin Das (means 'pretty fair-haired girl').

palpebra (l) - eyelid

minder - one who sets his mind upon (something) + mind + minder (Danish) - memories.

grand passion - an overmastering love for another person; an engrossing love affair.  

prank - to show oneself off, make ostentatious show or display

kith and kin - one's friends and relatives + katte = cat (obs.) + katte (Danish) - cat + efter (Danish) - after + Kinne (ger) - chins + William Shakespeare: As You Like It III: (Rosalind) Out, fool! (Touchstone) For a taste: / If a hart do lack a hind, / Let him seek out Rosalind. / If the cat will after kind, / So be sure will Rosalind.

choosing - selection, picking out

harman - a constable

binocular - performed by or adapted to both eyes + Joyce's note: 'occu / +occult (oculist)'; Woman the Inspirer 128: A Platonist before reading Plato, a theosophist without knowing it, an occultist by intuition and experience, religious in soul and mind; MS 47481-94, MT: – Isolde, O Isolde, when theeupon ^+theeuponthus+^ I ^+do+^ oculise my most inmost Ego | JJA 56:002 | Aug 1923 |

memorrimus (l) - most mindful

ego tum (l) - I then; I at that time 


super (l) - over, above

de profundis - the first words of the Latin version of Psalm cxxx (cxxix) = 'Out of the depths (have I cried)'; a cry from the depths of sorrow, misery, or degradation.

immateriality - an immaterial thing, existence, or essence; said of forms of energy, or of the conceptions of pure mathematics; said of spiritual beings or essences.

pancosmic - pertaining or relating to the whole universe

urge - an impelling motive, force, pressure, etc.

immanence - the fact or condition of being immanent (indwelling, inherent; actually present or abiding in).

Sinn Féin, Sinn Féin Amháin (Irish) - Ourselves, Ourselves Alone (slogan)

Caller Herring (song)

exteriorize - to make exterior; to realize (a conception) in outward form; to attribute an external existence to (states of consciousness). 

our here now

solod (r) - salt

lukewarm - a lukewarm person; one who is by no means enthusiastic.

gaseous - having the nature, or in the condition, of gas

pugnoplagens (l) - beating with fists + pugno (it) - fist.

intuition - Scholastic Philos: The spiritual perception or immediate knowledge, ascribed to angelic and spiritual beings, with whom vision and knowledge are identical; Mod. Philos: The immediate apprehension of an object by the mind without the intervention of any reasoning process; a particular act of such apprehension.