womanhood + women he'd.

levy - the amount or number levied (the action of collecting an assessment, duty, tax, etc.) + LDV: If violence to life, limb and chattels has as often as not been an expression, direct or through a male agency, of offended womanhood has not levy of blackmail from the earliest ages followed in worldlywise a whispered reputation.

blackmail - any payment extorted by intimidation or pressure, or levied by unprincipled officials, critics, journalists, etc. upon those whom they have it in their power to help or injure. Now usu. a payment extorted by threats or pressure, esp. by threatening to reveal a discreditable secret + ...the "scotographic" "blotch and void" of Finnegans Wake issues its reader - through "black mail," as oposed to black-and-white mail - something of an elaborately articulated "Scatterbrains Aftening Posht" (99.34-35), a "Pooridiocal" (106.11) whose "blink pitch" "nondepicts" the "Real Absense" of sleep... (John Bishop: Joyce's Book of the Dark).

in it (Anglo-Irish) - alive, existing

fain - gladness, joy (obs.); to take to gladly, show preference for (rare.)

wilde = wild + Oscar Wilde.

blossoms + Lilly Dale (song): 'O the wild rose blossoms'.

a whispered reputation' / for strange sins (notebook 1923) Oscar Wilde 34: Willie Wilde came over to London and got employment as a journalist and was soon given almost a free hand by the editor of the society paper "The World". With rare unselfishness, or, if you will, with Celtic clannishness, he did a good deal to make Oscar's name known.  Every clever thing that Oscar said or that could be attributed to him, Willie reported in "The World".  This puffing and Oscar's own uncommon power as a talker; but chiefly perhaps a whispered reputation for strange sins, had thus early begun to form a sort of myth around him.  He was already on the way to becoming a personage; there was a certain curiosity about him, a flutter of interest in whatever he did; (MS 47471b-20, ILA: followed ^+a whispered reputation+^ unwordlywise ^+sins+^ | JJA 45:163 | probably Nov 1923 | ).

inspired - infused or communicated by divine or supernatural power, prompted by, or emanating from, an influential (but unavowed) source + By Memory Inspired (song).

hole in the wall - any small, obscure place; spec. in the U.S., a place where alcoholic drinks are sold illegally + HOLE IN THE WALL - Public house, aka Blackhorse Tavern or Nancy Hand's, halfway between Cabra Gate and Ashtown Gate in Blackhorse Lane, alongside a turnstile set in a hole in the Phoenix Park wall (hence the name) and leading into the Park. 

blyant (Danish) - "pencil" + According to Malory, Sir Blyaunte rescued Launcelot after his madness, and when the Grail had cured him, both lived some time in the castell of Blyaunte.

Peannlueamoore = peann-luaidhe môr (Irish) - "big lead-pencil" (the Wellington Monument)

Once upon a time and a very good time it was... ('A Portrait of the Artist as the Young Man') + hoog (Dutch) - high.

VALHALLA - In Scandinavian myth, the hall in Gladsheim (Odin's home) destined for the reception of dead heroes. Finnegans Wake associates it particularly with Phoenix Park, esp the Hollow and the Hole in the Wall + a wall with a hole in it [.05], e.g. a gate [063.19] [063.34] or a door [067.19]

there + before metal or anger in Ireland.

ôre ôr (Armenian) - day by day + ĺr (Danish) - year + Orr, William - United Irishman, alluded to in the street ballad "By Memory Inspired" which is quoted here.



dair (der) (gael) - oak tree; letter D + der (Armenian) - Mr, sir (form of address to secular clergy) + 'there's hair! - there's a girl with a lot of hair!' (catch-phrase of the early 20th century) + "so sure as thair's a tail on a commet," [177.25-26] → there's hair = commet tail (destruction of Atlantis).

hayr (Armenian) - father (form of address to regular clergy)

digin (Armenian) - Mrs

horde - a great company, esp. of the savage, uncivilized, or uncultivated; a gang, troop

ort - a morsel left at a meal, leaving, refuse, scrap, bit [Ulysses.9.1094: 'Ay. I will serve you your orts and offals'] + ortus (l) - a rising, beginning, origin + Ort (ger) - place, village + orti (Armenian) - son; young man.

orior (l) - to rise, appear; to spring from, to originate + ôriort (Armenian) - young lass.

garble - to select or sort out the best in (any thing or set of things); to take the pick of

garthen - garden + the garden of Eden - the abode of Adam and Eve at their creation, Paradise (according to some traditions sited in Armenia).

Odin - called the All-father, the chief deity of Norse mythology

John Milton: Paradise Lost + Pleiades or Seven Sisters - in Greek myth, they were hunted by Orion and his dog on earth, in the sky. The lost Pleiad is Merope, who hides her light for sorrow at the fall of Troy, or for shame at having had sex with Sisyphus, a mortal + palai (gr) - long ago.

Adam + Eddas - Old Norse sagas.

Eve + ave (l) - hail!

Armen (ger) - poor people + Armenia + Amen.

dun (dun) (gael) - fort + dun - dark, dusky (from absence of light); murky, gloomy + doun (Armenian) - house + dawn.

menag (Armenian) - solitary, alone + minute.

Lousavorich (Armenian) - Illuminator (title given to Saint Gregory, first patriarch of Armenia) + "gained retarded access to the kitchen through the subadjacent scullery, ignited a lucifer match by friction..." (Ulysses, 546).

barekeadz (Armenian) - living a good life

shoeshine - a polish given to shoes + shoushan (Armenian) - lily; feminine name.

shoudov (Armenian) - hastily, quickly

ogg - a shilling + eggs + ogi (Armenian) - spirit + oog (Dutch) - eye.

gaggle - cackle; a flock of geese, bunch, a number of related things; a company of women

Ishtar - Babylonian fertility goddess, the planet Venus + Swift's Stella and Vanessa both had the name Esther.

aster (gr) - a star + Easter eggs.

Saorstat Eireann - the "Free State" or "Republic" of Ireland (so named from 1922 to 1937) + SAD + deceased.

Stonehenge - name of a celebrated stone circle on Salisbury Plain; hence applied allusively to similar structures elsewhere

for another thing - as another point to be noted

sur- - above + FDV: First, there was a gateway for the suroptimist had bought and enlarged that shack under fair rental of 1 yearling sheep, value of 6d & 1 small pig, value 8d, to grow old & happy in for the remaining years and when everything was got up for the purpose he put a gate on the place and the gate was locked to keep HCE in, in case he felt like sticking out his chest too far and tempting providence.

rental - an amount paid as rent

yearling - a year old; in its second year

cadet - younger son or brother + Caddy/Primas & goat/sheep (motif).

hogg = hog - pig, sow, boar; to take or grasp selfishly + Hogg, James (1770-1835) - "The Ettrick Shepherd," Scottish writer whose Confessions of a Justified Sinner is used in FW, as Mr Atherton has pointed out.  

kidd - to make known, to exhibit, display + hug, kiss + Up, guards, and at them! (motif).

get up - to make preparations for, to organize, finnish

on the place - on the spot, than and there, immediately + LDV: First, a gateway there was for the suroptimist had bought and enlarged that shack under fair rental of one yearly sheep, value of sixpence, and one small yearly pig, value of eightpence, to grow old and happy in for the remaining years and when everything was got up for the purpose he put a gate on the place and thenabouts the gate was locked purposely by his faithful people to keep him inside in case he felt like sticking out his chest too far and tempting gracious providence.

by no means - in no possible way, in no degree

pretext - that which is put forward to cover the real purpose or object; the ostensible reason or motive of action; an excuse, pretence, specious plea

bedstead - strictly, the place occupied by a bed; but long ago transferred to the wooden or metal stand on which a bed is raised; the framework of a bed

loo - a place of shelter + in lieu of = in the stead of - to take the place of, represent, do duty for.

thereof - of that, of it; from that cause; at the place, there

keep out - to cause to remain without, to prevent from getting in

donkey - ass; a stupid or silly person + donkey's = donkey's ears (Cockney Rhyming Slang) - years.

jag - a sharp projection or tooth on an edge or surface; a sharp or rugged point of rock, etc. + (notebook 1924): 'pigdirt hanging from the jags'.

thenabouts - near that time, about then

gape - a rent or opening of any kind + gate  + (notebook 1924): 'iron gape' → the Blackhorse Avenue turnstile leading into Phoenix Park (the other two were at Island Bridge and Chapelizod).

gout - an inflammatory disease of the joints + door has pen to prevent the cat getting at goat (notebook 1924) Connacht Tribune 16 Feb 1924, 5/3: 'House Burning': 'The door of witness's sister's house had been hasped. -"Why was it?" inquired the Recorder. -Witeness: We had killed a goat, and the door was hasped in order to prevent the cat getting at the goat (laughter).'

pat - reduplicated, to express repetition + padlock - a detachable lock with a U-shaped bar hinged at one end, designed to be passed through the staple of a hasp or a link in a chain and then snapped shut + Tripartite Life of Saint Patrick - a medieval manuscript describing Saint Patrick's life.

on purpose - indicating the ground or reason of action

poort (Dutch) - gate + poorters (Dutch) - citizens.

enauter - lest, in case that

stick out chests too far (Joyce's note) [she???]

providence - the foreknowing and beneficent care and government of God (or of nature, etc.)

(Easter Sunday)

unused - unaccustomed

clod - to throw clods of earth at

by the by - incidentally + {another assault, this time by his Austrian tenant — 111 abusive names he was called}

we + lest we + Stanford: Complete Collection of Irish Music as Noted by George Petrie no. 607: 'The wee bag of Praties'.

brag - to vaunt, talk boastfully, boast oneself

pratie - potato

(notebook 1923): 'what has gone before (story)' > MS 47471b-20, BMA: It ought to be always remembered ^+in connection with what has gone before+^ that there was a commercial stopping in the hotel | JJA 45:163 | probably Nov 1923 |

To find Orion, look towards the north late evening. + "The boys sleep in the northwestern room - the Shem-figure who reports HCE in I/3 is called "northroomer" - and Issy at the southeast end". (John Gordon: Finnegans Wake: a plot summary).

betreffen (ger) - to take place, to happen + Betreffender (ger) - 'beforementioned', 'the person under consideration' + fender.

Zimmer (ger) - room + (looking for) summer holidays.

dig - to lodge, dwell (colloq.)

puncheon - a short piercing weapon, a dagger; a large cask for liquids, fish, etc.

dick - fellow, man, penis, ditch + Dirty Dick's Free House, Bishopsgate, London.

free house - a British inn not commited to the purchase of supplies from a particular brewery

LEIXLIP - Lax-hlaup, old Dan "salmon leap." Leixlip marked the West boundary of Dublin's occupation by the Scandinavians who according to their custom claimed territory "as far as the salmon swims upstream." 

sockeye salmon - a small Pacific salmon (Amer. Indian sukai 'fish of fishes') + (notebook 1924): 'where the salmon were stopping'.

fasting - a season of abstinence from food, a fast

commercial - a man engaged in commerce + Kommerzial (ger) - commercial.

corpo di Bacco (it) - by Jove! (confusion between voiced and unvoiced consonants, typical of German pronunciation of Italian)

wreak - to take vengeance, to avenge or revenge + working + reeking.

Zentral (ger) - central

oil rubber - in Engraving, a roll of woollen cloth moistened with oil, used for cleaning plates, etc. + Europa (ger) - Europe (Pronunciation 'Oyropa').