pastime - that which serves to pass the time agreeably; recreation, amusement, sport

Oakley, Annie - female sharpshooter; term for a seat given free at a theater 

deadliness - dead accuracy

consumatory - concluding, completing, finishing; perfect

provocative - something that provokes, aphrodisiac + *IJ*.

fall for - to yield to the attractions of, to be captivated or carried away by

empty - something that is empty (i.e. bottle)

reid - red + Reid's Family Stout, drunk in British Isles. 

ruadh (rue) (gael) - red + read

demd = damned + goddamned + sodomised.

bloodthirst - thirst for blood, eagerness for bloodshed

stout - a strong variety of porter + ..."stout. One sad circumstance the narrator mentioned which goes at once to the heart of things. Having reprimed"... (Joyce left the original sad circumstance out, when he fair-copied his first draft).

reprime - to prime again (to supply a firearm with gunpowder)

repeater - a repeating firearm

resite - To place on another site; to relocate + room - trans. To accommodate or lodge (guests). 

timepiece - an instrument for measuring and registering the passage of time; in a general sense, any kind of chronometer, including clocks and watches

occupancy - the condition of being an occupant; the fact of occupying

Tolka river, Dublin + Heim (ger) - home.

commonplace - a common ordinary place

Whittington, Dick (d. 1423) - thrice Lord Mayor of London. He has been confused with the folk-figure Dick Whittington, who was recalled to London by the prophetic peal of Bow bells: "Turn again, Whittington." The story of Dick's cat, who rid a ship of rats, is told in many languages. Also a pantomime. 

intensive - intense, vehement, zealous

vocality - state of being voiced or vocalic + current locality.

dearbhbhrathair (drihar) (gael) - brother (lit. "true-brother," as distinct from brathair, brother-in-religion) + James Joyce: A Portrait III: 'my dear little brothers in Christ'.

supper - one that sups (to take into the mouth in sips), sucker

sipper - one that sips, toper

spake - arhaic past of speak

'The One' - epithet of Allah

compassionate - sympathetic, marked by compassion, pitiable + 'The Compassionate' - epithet of Allah.

call up - to call to mind, recall, to bring into the mind by memory or imagination

triad - group of three, trinity + (*VYC*).

precocious - prematurely developed in some faculty or proclivity

scaremonger - alarmist, one who spreads alarming reports + FDV: One sad circumstance the narrator mentioned which goes at once to the heart of things. He rose to his feet and told of it in to tell [this group of little precocious caremakers] in the simplest of intensive language to the [of the great now mythical figure in the widewinged hat, the four-in-hand cravat and the gauntlet [upon the hand which [for ever] had struck down Destrelle]]. 

Spegulo ne helpas al malbelulo. Mi kredas ke vi estas prava, Via doto, la vizago, respondas fraulino (Esperanto) - A mirror doesn't help an ugly person. I believe you're right, your dowry is your face, replies a young lady.

usher - to conduct or escort, esp in a courteous or obsequious way + Uther Pendragon - father of King Arthur + us here.

habiliments - the apparel, vestments, or garments appropriate to any office or occasion; abilities, powers (of mind) (obs.) + Joyce's note: 'habiliments'.

farfar (Danish) - grandfather + Our Father - used as a name of the 'Lord's Prayer': paternoster..

doyne - do; done; dozen + Arthur of This Town (song) [air: Irish] + dan (Serbian) - day.

broil - a confused disturbance, tumult, or turmoil; a quarrel

wolfsbane - poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstock + Chinese king Yu Weng, to amuse a whimsical court beauty, ordered fires made from wolf bones to be lit on hilltops, signalling a barbarian attack (with disastrous results).

balefire - a great fire kindled as a signal; a beacon-fire + Beltane (Irish) - ancient Celtic May Day celebration, on which large bonfires were lit on the hills of Ireland (Irish Bealtaine, popularly etymologised in old Irish texts as 'Baal's fire').

hindmost - located farthest to the rear + blaze the trail - to mark (trees) with white by chipping off a piece of bark. Also to indicate (a spot or path) by such marks.

airy nothing (phrase from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream V.1.16)

burst- (ger) - brush

buckshee - something extra, free, or to spare; an allowance above the usual amount; alteration of baksheesh (Oriental term for: A gratuity, present of money, 'tip.') + bibakhshi (Persian) - forgive.

warm to - to become interested in, acquire zest for

soor ka batcha (Hindustani, slang) - son of a pig

tum (Hindustani, familiar) - you

hum (Hindustani, familiar) - me

latitudinous - having latitude or breadth

beaver - a hat of beaver's fur; the female genitals, implying the inclusion of pubic hair (Slang)

puggaree - a scarf of thin muslin falling down behind the hat as a shade + buggery.

calaboose (U.S. Slang) = calaboosh (Beche-la-Mar) - common prison, jail + calabash - a pipe for smoking.

blong (Beche-la-Mar) - of

Kung the Tall - father of Confucius

four in hand - a kind of necktie tied in a loose knot with hanging ends

bow - a necktie, ribbon + Joyce's note: 'four in hand cravat'. 

elbowroom - freedom of movement

surtout - a man's great-coat or overcoat

reface - to supply with a new front + (patched). 

unmentionables - undergarments, underwear

ginger - a strong brown color + Tangerine - a deep orange colour.

state - regular, official; definitely recognizable

slate - a dark purplish gray color

gruff - coarse, coarse-grained; containing coarse or rough particles

linsey woolsey - a coarse sturdy cotton and woolen fabric, a garment of this material + Viscount Wolseley - Irish field marshal in Crimea + Arthur Wellesley - Duke of Wellington.

findrinny - white bronze, silver-bronze (poetic; from Irish: fionndruine)

Knopf (ger) - button

gauntlet - a stout glove, covering part of the arm as well as the hand

John Milton: Paradise Lost IX.780-781: (of Eve) 'So saying, her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the Fruit, she pluck'd, she eat' + FDV: [of the great now mythical figure in the widewinged hat, the four-in-hand cravat and the gauntlet [upon the hand which [for ever] had struck down Destrelle]]. 


D'Esterre - gunman sent by the Orange Corporation of Dublin to shoot O'Connell in a duel. O'Connell killed him. In 1813 O'Connell challenged an opposing lawyer, Maurice Magrath, to a duel after Magrath had surreptitiously kicked him under a table during a trial. O’Connell had responded immediately by striking him in the face with his brief, but was still not satisfied and afterwards issued a challenge. But at the appointed place a compromise was arranged and O’Connell backed down. Immediately stories circulated that O’Connell had flinched and had been afraid to fire. The fatal duel with D’Esterre on 1 February 1815 had its origins in this affair. + dester (obs) - the right hand.

steal one's thunder - to appropriate or adopt for one's own ends something effective (as an idea or plan) deviced or thought out by another

befitting - fitting, suitable, becoming, due + FDV: In befiting words a bit duskish flavoured with a smile [seeing that his thoughts consist of the cheery,] he aptly described the scene, among other things of passing interest the monolith rising stark from the twilight pinebarren, the bellwether angelus hour, the ditchers bent upon their implements, the fallow doe belling softly her milky approach as the hour was quite late and how brightly he outed his wallet and gives him a topping swank cheroot and says he was to suck that one brown boyo and spend a whole half hour in Havana.

Antilegomena - the word is used by Eusebius of Caesarea of those Scriptural books of which the claim to be considered a part of the NT canon was disputed; ...He has given us abridged accounts of all the canonical Scriptures, not even omitting those that are disputed (The Antilegomenoi) + legomena (gr) - sayings, (words) said

(i.e. Ireland)

gleaming = a gleam - fig. A bright or vivid manifestation (of some quality, etc.)

duskish - rader dark or black, partially obscured

flavoured - mixed with some ingredient used to impart a flavour (smell, odour, piquancy, zest)

cheerio - a parting exclamation of encouragement; 'goodbye'; a salutation before drinking; = 'cheers'

aptly - in a competent capable manner

our first parents - Adam and Eve

suchen Sie [das] Weib (ger) - search for the woman

seene - synod, senate + scene

solance - solace + silence

stilling - the action of making still, quietening; distillation, illicit distillation of spirits; trickling or falling in drops + stilling (Danish) - situation, pose.