Down aboo! (Anglo-Irish) - Up with Down! (from An Dún abú (Irish) - (County) Down to Victory)

hup - used to urge on a horse, 'hup'

hat - to provide with a hat; hit (dial)


Rembrandt (1606-69) - Dutch painter

Vercingetorix (d. 46) - Gallic chieftain who revolted against Julius Caesar + (notebook 1930): 'Farseengetter ich'.

Poor Old Woman or Shan Van Vocht - Ireland (poetic) 

Caractacus - British chieftain who resisted the Romans (48-51) but was captured and sent to Rome + Carthach (karhokh) - "Loving"; Old Celtic Caratacos.

Vogt, Alfred - Swiss oculist who helped restore Joyce's sight + Vogt (ger) - overseer, warden, constable.

favour - to show favour to, to treat kindly + Favete linguis (l) - "Be well-disposed with tongues!" i.e. be silent: command to citizens at religious ceremonies. 

Intendite (l) - Direct your attention! Attention! + intendete (it) - listen and understand.

dog's life - a miserable drab existence

list - to listen, hear; to like

at it - hard at work, fighting, etc.; busy

like sixty - with great force or vigour + at six and sevens - in disorder, confused.

ulema - the body of Muslim doctors under the headship of the Sheik-ul-islam, which exercised great political influence in the Turkish empire + (notebook 1922-23): 'Ulema (Pers. parl)' (i.e. Joyce saw it as the Persian Parliament).

Sobranje - the parliament or national assembly of Bulgaria

Storting - the Norwegian parliament

Duma - in Russia, an elective legislative assembly

portal - a door, gate, doorway, or gateway, of stately or elaborate construction.

casa concordiae (l) - house of harmony + casa concordia (it) - house of peace.

Hur maar ni, mina froken? (Swedish) - How are you, my young ladies?

Hvorledes har De det? (Danish) - 'How do you do?' (rather archaic; modern usage is Hvordan har De det?)

millecentotrentadue (it) - 1132 + triginta (l) - thirty.

scudi (it) - crowns (i.e. coins; literally 'shields')

ti pote, kyrie, ti pote (gr) - what on earth, lord, what? why, lord, why? + tipote, kyrie, tipote (Modern Greek) - nothing, sir, don't mention it (an expression commonly used by waiters, in answer to thank you)

cha ki patti (Hindustani) - tea

makar (gr) - blessed, happy + makkhan roti (Hindustani) - bread and butter + makkar (Hebrew) - acquaintance, friend.

sahib (Hindustani) - sir, Mr

dispénseme (sp) - excuse me + usted (sp) - you.

senhor (Portuguese) - sir, Mr

en son (fr) - in his + en son de (sp) - in the guise of

sabes (Spanish) = sabes (Portuguese) - you know

O ta bron orm, a Chothraighe, [an] tuigeann tu Gaedhealg? (o ta bron urum a hohriye, [un] tigin tu gelin) (gael) - Oh I am sorry, Patrick [P/K Split], do you understand Irish?

hai-p'a (Chinese) - suffer fear + lang (Chinese) - wolf + liang (Chinese) - a pair, a couple.

epi allo (gr) - upon another thing + et puis alors, écoute (fr) - and then, listen; so, listen + Baptiste (Christian name) + tu vas venir dans (fr) - you're going to come in (or to) + le petit bon coin (fr) - the little good corner (looks like the name of a restaurant).

ecou (Rumanian) - echo + batiste (Rumanian) - handkerchiefs.

izmene de bumbac (Rumanian) - cotton drawers

e meias de (Portuguese) - and stockings of

portocallie (Rumanian) - orange colour

os pipos (Portuguese) - the barrels, the pipes

mios (sp) - my + es (sp) - is.

demasiada (Spanish) = demasiada (Portuguese) - too much

grueso (sp) - thick; bulky

por (Portuguese) - for, by

o - (Portuguese) - the

piccolo (it) - small

pochino (it) - a little bit

wieviel? (ger) - how much? + wee (Colloquial) - to urinate.

duro (Portuguese) - hard + one dollar

kocsis szabad? (Hungarian) - coachman, are you free?

go maith (gumoh) (gael) - well (adv.)

tak (Danish) - thank you

mugger - the broad-nosed crocodile of India [(notebook 1922-23): 'mugger (crocodile)'] + crocodile tears - false tears + FDV: And says he: As sure as eggs is known to be what they commercially are in high British quarters my business credit will immediately stand open as stright as that hygienic monument's fabrication before hygienic globe of the Taskmaster's eye (and here the reverent sabbath and bottle breaker uncovered himself of his tricoloured boater cordially inviting the adolescents whom he was wising up to do likewise in like manner) of the great Pastmaster's eye.

liard - a small coin formerly current in France, of the value of the fourth part of a sou. Hence, a coin of small value + liar

nick - to say nay to, deny; to jot down, record

nighty - pertaining to night

taverner - one that keeps a tavern, one who frequents taverns (obs.)

on the make - intent on profit or advancement; also, intent on winning someone's affections; seeking sexual pleasure; improving, advancing, getting better + mike - to loiter; a rest, a period of idleness; to 'hang about', go away, escape; microphone (Colloquial).

buck - man, a dashing fellow

to get it - to receive a punishment, scolding, etc.

James Joyce: Ulysses.15.3369: 'THE NANNYGOAT (bleats) Megeggaggegg!'




sicker - assuredly, certainly + phrase as sure as eggs are eggs.

MOYLIFFEY - Magh Life, Ir. "Plain of the Liffey"; the plain in County Kidare through which the Liffey River flows.  

householder - the head of a household or family + Haushalter (ger) - householder.

years + Jahrhundert (ger) - century.

mammoth - a large extinct species of elephant formerly native in Europe and northern Asia.

ahoy - a nautical call used in hailing

guesthouse - an inn; a house or apartment for the reception or entertainment of strangers or guests.

cowhand - orig. U.S., one engaged in the tending or ranching of cattle + Handel (ger) - trade + Kuhhandel (ger) - shady business.

neighbouring - that neighbours, adjacent

monument - a sepulchre; a written document, record

fabrication - the action of fabricating or 'making up'; the forging (of a document).

hygienic - rel. to hygiene, sanitary


Fir-bolga (firbulgu) (gael) - Bags Men; third legendary colonists + (notebook 1924): 'fir balks'.

trans. ausstrecken (ger) - extend, reach out

boater - a man's stiff straw hat with a flat crown and ribbon band

uplift - to lift up; to take into one's possesion

pickled - drunk + pickle - to put into or steep in pickle, to preserve in pickle; trans. and intr. To pick in a small way, or a little at a time; to peck, nibble.

Stetson - broad brimmed high crowned hat

whileas = while

oleaginosity - the quality of being oleaginous (oily, greasy)

sgocciolare (it) - to drip, to trickle

pendency - the state or condition of being pending or continuing undecided, or awaiting settlement.


capitulo (sp) - chapter + senkapetulo (Esperanto) - without money.

conciliabule - a clandestine meeting of rebels against church or state, a small private or secret assembly + conciliabulum (l) - a place of assembly, public place.

torn - rent or riven by being pulled violently asunder

cordially - heartily, with all one's heart, with hearty friendliness or good-will.

inwit - conscience, understanding + inviting + James Joyce: Ulysses.1.481: 'Agenbite of inwit'.

wise up - to supply with information, make wise, to learn

in like manner - in a similar way