tiltyard - an enclosed space for tournaments + (notebook 1922-23): 'tiltyard & keep'.

Thomas Davis: The West's Asleep (song)

obi = obeah - an amulet, charm, or fetish used by Negroes for magical purposes + (notebook 1922-23): 'obi = stomacher' Irish Times 27 Jan 1923, 9/2: 'Glimpses of Japan': 'The ladies are also wearing the obi, a belt a foot wide, which is wound round the body over the kimono'.

ohne (ger) - without

overclothes - 'upper' or outer garments + LDV: who hastily threw on a pair of pants and came down in his socks without coat or collar, attracted by the noise of gunplay,

choker - a wide neckcloth, white necktie, short necklace

Norse - Norwegian + noise

cartage - the process of conveying by cart + Cato the Elder proclaimed that Rome must destroy Carthage: "Delenda est Carthago." (Latin: 'Carthage must be destroyed'). An 18th-century theory held that the Irish people was of Carthaginian origin.  

royal road - a smooth or easy way + Ragnar Lodbrok ("shaggy breeches") - viking, saga hero who, tradition says, died in Ireland + Ragnarřkr (Old Norse) - destruction of the Norse gods.  

Dulyn (Welsh) - Dublin + The Rocky Road to Dublin (song).

Mormon - 4th-century prophet + mormo (gr) - bugbear who destroys children + mormor (l) - marble + I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls / With vassals and serfs at my side, / And of all who assembled within those walls / That I was the hope and the pride. / I had riches too great to count / Of a high ancestral name, / But I also dreamt, which pleased me most, / That you loved me still the same. (Clay, Dubliners).

snore - a sound resembling that of a snore; a loud roaring or droning noise

LAND OF BEULAH - the land of joy where pilgrims wait until called to the Celestial City (Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress); a dream-world paradise on the way to Eden in William Blake's poetry + Isaiah 62:4: 'Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married' + Byelo (Russian) - white.

maw - the stomach (of men and animals); a gull, esp. the Common gull, Larus canus + cows + Thomas Moore: song: While History's Muse [air: Paddy Wack]

Thomas Moore: song: While Gazing on the Moon's Light [air: Oonagh].

paddywhack - a rage, passion, temper; a spank or spanking, a severe thrashing (U.K.). The term "Paddywack" was used from at least the early nineteenth century to describe an angry person, specifically a "Brawny Irishman".

blind pig - a place that sells intoxicants or liquor illegally + LDV: said he was safe in bed when he was wakened up out of the land of byelo by hearing hammering emanating from the gate. 

Oonagh (Irish "Una,") - the air to T. Moore's "While Gazing on the Moon's Light." 

mulling - bustle, stir, excitement + Mullingar Inn, Chapelizod.

battering - that batters or violently assails with blows

babel - a confused turbulent medley of sounds + Tower of Babel (Babel related to Akkadian bab-ilu: gate of the god; hence 'door').

sidepost - one of the posts at either side of a doorway, a door-post

babble - anarticulate or imperfect speech, such as that of infants; prattle + Belzebub - The Devil  + James Joyce: Letters I.388: letter 10/08/36 to Stephen Joyce ('The Cat and the Devil'): 'The devil mostly speaks a language of his own called Bellsybabble which he makes up himself as he goes along'.

booze - alcoholic drink, chiefly beer + FDV: This battering all over the door & sidepanels was not in the least remotest like like a bottle of stout which would not rouse him out of sleep but much more like the overture to the last day if anything. 

rouse out - to awaken from sleep

The West's Awake (song): 'Connaught lies in slumber deep' 

martially - in a martial (Of music: appropriate to warfare) manner + martialis (l) - of or belonging to Mars + Marseillaise (song).

march - a tune or composition of marked rhythm, designed to accompany the marching of troops + Mars (l) - Roman god of war.

Musikant (ger) - musician

overture - an orchestral piece, of varying form and dimensions, forming the opening or introduction to an opera, oratorio, or other extended composition

pompery - pomp, splendour, magnificence + pomper (French slang) - to booze, to drink + Bulwer-Lytton: The Last Days of Pompeii + Pompeii - an Italian town, buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 a.d.

nooning - midday; a meal eaten at noon + meaningless

nocturne - a composition of a dreamy character

reine = rain + Reine (ger) - the pure one + reine (fr) - queen + (Isolda).

hippopotamus (hence, phrase crocodile tears) + Liffey river + potamos (gr) - river + (Ana Livia). 

plore - to weep, wail + pleuvoir (French) to rain + pouring

all over the place - disordered, irregular

ruinate - to demolish, destroy

boucher - butcher; one who has officially the charge of treasure, a treasurer (obs.)

Schurz (ger) - apron

backer - a slaughterhouse worker; repairer of shoes; a supporter; esp. one who bets on a horse or event; one who supports by money or credit; a porter, carrier; baker.

wischen (ger) - wipe + Handtuch (ger) - towel + Waschhandtuch (ger) - washing glove.

Chandeleur (fr) - Candlemass (commemorates purification of Blessed Virgin Mary) + chandelier + (Dublin by Lamplight laundry employed reformed prostitutes).

Rejane, Gabrielle - Parisian actress, much admired by Proust. Mr O Hehir suggests also the Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven) jail in Rome + Regina Coeli (l) - Queen of Heaven (epithet of Blessed Virgin Mary; also the name of a prison in modern Rome).  

wasch- (ger) - wash

welter - the rolling of the sea in a storm; water

whyte - white + night

pinch - a very small quantity + A stitch in time saves nine (proverb) - a timely effort will prevent more work later.

alphos (gr) - a skin disease + Arthos, Porthos and Aramis - Alexandre Dumas's Three Musketeers (*VYC*).

bourkos (gr) - mud, mire, swamp

Astraea - Greek goddess of justice who, overwhelmed by the world's injustice, took her place among the stars as Virgo + Australia (whose flag contains the stars of the Southern Cross).

astrologer - an observer of the stars, a practical astronomer (obs.); one who pretends to judge of the influence of the stars upon human affairs + Jerry/Kevin [.24]

for the love of - for the sake of, on account of

saunce = sanctus - the 'angelic hymn' (from Isa. vi. 3) beginning with the words 'Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus' ('Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts') + suns

heavens + Kevin.

pike (Slang) - depart

Paddy Whack (song): 'This old man, he played ten. / He played knick-knack once again. / With a knick-knack, paddy whack, / Give a dog a bone. / This old man came rolling home' + paddy whack - a spank or spanking.

pamint-ul (Rumanian) - the land

reel - a noise, tumult; a crash, peal + real + (film) + O weel may the keel row (song): 'As I came thro' Sandgate, / Thro' Sandgate, thro' Sandgate, / As I came thro' Sandgate, / I heard a lassie sing: / 'O, weel may the keel row, / The keel row, the keel row, / O weel may the keel row / That my laddie`s in.' ('keel' is a synecdochy for 'boat, row' = to procede, travel or be rowed).

smoke bush - the Venetian sumach, Cotinus coggygria, which has a feathery inflorescence suggestive of smoke + (*IJ*)

cream - the most excellent element or part; the best of its kind; the choice part; the quintessence

frolic - a scene or occasion of gaiety or mirth; a merry-making; a party

filon (gr) - leaf + filou (French) - scoundrel + filons! (French Colloquial) - let's scram!

cherchez la femme - A catch-phrase, first used (in the form cherchons la femme) by Alexandre Dumas père in his Les Mohicans de Paris (1864), used to indicate that the key to a problem or mystery is a woman, and that she need only be found for the matter to be solved + flamme (French) - flame + flamme (sp) - pudding.

famm (Slang) - hand

non oblitus (l) - not forgotten + nonnobli (Ido - an artificial language) - base + knobbly + {advertisements before the film}


facial + Fisch (ger) - fish.

expression + sprezzabile (it) - contemptible.

machę (gr) - a fight, battle

scapus (l) - shaft; cylinder; sheet of paper; beam of balance + scapula (late latin) - shoulder + scapolo (it) - bachelor + -opolos - common suffix of Greek surnames.

duzina (Serbian) - length + -escu - common suffix of Rumanian surnames.

macellaio (it) - butcher + bachelor's button.

musclebound - rigid, stiff, tense and enlarged

Noah Beery - American movie actor + (Guinness beer).

stone = stone weight (14 pounds; 1 pound = 453 gr.) + one

hazel hen - a european woodland groose

elder - an elder person, a parent + Elders - two ancient judges in the apocryphal book of Susanna. They first proposition the young matron and, when repulsed, accuse her of unchastity with a young man. Daniel unmaskes the Elders' lies. In Finnegans Wake they are Four elders, judges who first proposition, then accuse Issy-Isolde. They correspond to the Four wicked barons in Bédier's Tristan and Isolde who spy on the lovers and report to Mark of Cornwall.  

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