merenda - a light meal or collation

stockpot - a pot in which stock for soups is boiled and kept; also fig.

round - full, complete, entire + round steak - meat from the thick central portion of the hind leg.

Peter Blong - butcher in Portarlington (town, County Laois), 1743 (family name derived from Huguenot Blanc)

ricey - of or pertaining to rice; resembling rice + peasy - of the appearance, colour, etc. of peas or pease-meal + Rizi-Bizi (Croatian) - "Rice and Green Peas" very popular side dish in Croatia, served with various meats and sauces + récépissé (fr) - acknowledgement, receipt.

Yorkshire pudding

à la mélange (fr) - in a mixture

mar plich (Breton) - if you please + more please.

chop - a small cut of meat including part of a rib

throw in - to put in as a supplement or addition

grid = gridiron

proprietress - a female proprietor

roaster - a kind of oven in which meat, etc., can be cooked by roasting + The Owl and the Pussy Cat (song): 'The turkey who lives on the hill'.

Gaulish - of or pertaining to the ancient Gauls + goulash - a stew or ragout of meat and vegetables highly seasoned.

gravy - the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats

pumpernickel - bread made (in Germany) from coarsely ground unbolted rye; wholemeal rye bread

sop up

gorger - a person or animal that gorges or eats to repletion, a glutton + gorgeous.

bulby - characterised by bulbs (the underground spheroidal portion of the stem of an onion, lily, or other plant of analogous mode of growth)

margarita (l) - pearl + margaret - magpie (long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call) [404.35] + Margaret is a female first name, derived from the Greek word margarites (μαργαρίτης) meaning "pearl." It has a large number of diminutive forms in many different languages, including Maggie, Madge, Marge, Moggie, Rita, Daisy, Greta, Gretel, Gretchen, Magee, Marg, Margot, May, Molly, Meggie + 'mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa' (Confiteor).

avalou (Breton) - apples + avalanche + eleven o'clock.

snack - a mere bite or morsel of food, as contrasted with a regular meal; a light or incidental repast

Kitze (ger) - goats + Braten (ger) - roast + Gitzibraten (Swiss German) - roasted goat's meat.

saddlebag - a bag carried at the saddle; esp. one of a pair laid across the back of a horse, behind the saddle + (Tartars prepared meat by putting under saddle).

boterham (Dutch) - sandwich, slice of bread and butter

porter + Phoenix Ale.

sistr (Breton) - cider

gwin (Breton) - wine + gwên (Welsh) - smile.

gwastell (Breton) - cake + gwystl (Welsh) - hostage, pledge + just to wet his whistle.

pratie - potato

gurgle - a guttural sound such as is produced by irregular emission of air from the throat, gargling, or the like + mock turtle soup.

swally - obs. and dial. f. swallow

swp (Welsh) - mass, heap + sip by sip.

set one’s tongue around - to pronounce or speak (a word, name, etc.) correctly

BOLAND'S, LTD - Boland's City of Dublin Bakery has been at 9A Lower Grand Canal Street; also on Grand Canal Quay. De Valera commanded a detachment at Boland's Mills during the Rising of 1916.

broth - a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock + Brot (ger) - bread + broken bread, meat, victuals, etc. - fragments of food left after a meal, etc.; by extension applied to remnants of drink, as broken ale, beer.

into the bargain - above what is agreed on or might be anticipated

souper (fr) - supper + soup.

avec (fr) - with + a mhic (Irish) - my son (Pronunciation 'avick').

nightcap - an alcoholic drink taken immediately before going to bed in order to induce sleep; Also, a non-alcoholic drink taken at bedtime.

videlicat - that is to say; namely; to wit + vitellus (l) - the yolk of an egg.

carousal - a fit of carousing, a drinking-feast or carouse; revelry in drinking

eyer - one who eyes; one who looks at; an observer + Eier (ger) - eggs.

kig (Breton) - meat

hag (Breton) - and + haggis - traditional Scottish dish.

diamonds (cards)

tomm (Breton) - warm + Tom/Tim (motif).

scoff - to eat voraciously, devour + (notebook 1924): '& tw 'twas after that he scoffed some loins of mutton a fine duckling snuggly (stuffed) following some cold breast of veal with cabbage & peas'.

snuggly - fitting closely; warmly and comfortably sheltered

stuffed - Of a fowl, fish, etc.: Filled with force-meat or minced seasoning before cooking.

loin - In an animal used for food; chiefly, the joint of meat which includes the vertebræ of the loins.

veal - a calf, esp. as killed for food or intended for this purpose

cum cabbage & peas (Joyce's note)

clister = clyster - a medicine injected into the rectum, to empty or cleanse the bowels, to afford nutrition, etc. + cluster - a collection of things of the same kind, a bunch.

supposedly + suppository - a small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts.

vingerhoed (Dutch) - thimble, thimbleful + einen Fingerhut voll trinken (ger) - to drink a small quantity.

Rhein (ger) - Rhine River + rein (ger) - pure; of wine, unadulterated + Genever (German) = jenever, genever (Dutch) - gin + (thimbleful of neat gin).

pax (l) - peace + cum (l) - with + pax cum spiritu tuo (l) - peace with thy spirit.

drily - without emotion, sympathy, or cordiality + (thirst) + (thrice) + truly thankful.

bread + bara (Breton) - bread.

dulse - an edible species of seaweed, Rhodymenia palmata, having bright red, deeply divided fronds


free of charge - given or provided without payment, costless, gratuitous

aman (Cornish) - up, upwards + aman (Breton) - butter.

avec (fr) - with + avec (Slang) - spirits.

loaves - pl. od loaf

aflower - flowering, blooming

Nachtigall (ger) - nightingale

jug - Of the nightingale or other bird: To utter a sound like 'jug'.

Jilian of Berry - barmaid in song from The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and St Julian of Berry, patron of hospitality

toby - the posteriors, the buttocks; (With capital T.) A jug or mug (formerly common) in the form of a stout old man wearing a long and full-skirted coat and a three-cornered hat.

Mavrodaphne - a Greek wine

custard - a dish made with eggs beaten up and mixed with milk to a stiff consistency, sweetened, and baked; also a similar preparation served in a liquid form + Custom House Quay, Dublin.

quay - an artificial bank or landing-place, built of stone or other solid material, lying along or projecting into a navigable water for convenience of loading and unloading ships.

cheers (Colloquial) - a salutation before drinking + Litany of the Saints: 'Christ hear us, Christ graciously hear us'.

thee (Dutch) - tea

Anne Lynch and CO. - Tea merchants, with shops at 162 North King Street and several other locations in Dublin. 

draiming (Irish Pronunciation) - dreaming + The Holy City (song) 'Ever of Thee I'm fondly dreaming'.

hosanna - an exclamation, meaning 'Save now!' or 'Save, pray!', occurring in Ps. cxviii. 25, which forms part of the Hallel at the Passover, and was in frequent liturgical use with the Jews, as an appeal for deliverance, and an acclamation or ascription of praise to God. At the entry of Jesus in Jerusalem it was shouted by the Galilean pilgrims in recognition of His Messiahship (Matt. xxi. 9, 15; Mark xi. 9, 10; John xii. 13), and it has been used from early times in the Christian Church as an ascription of praise to God and Christ.

eternity + For All Eternity (song) + Auld Lang Syne (song).

hungrig (ger) - hungry + Esther Vanhomrigh - Swift's Vanessa.

mind you - please note (used to emphasize a fact)

knuckle down to - to apply oneself earnestly or vigorously 

nurture - that which nourishes; nourishment, food + nourriture (fr) - food.

meanly - with express or implied limitation: Only moderately, not above the average + menu - a detailed list of the dishes to be served at a banquet or meal.

Jaffa - the modern name of Joppa, a port in Israel, used to designate an oval, thick-skinned variety of orange first cultivated near Jaffa, and later introduced to other parts of Israel and suitable regions elsewhere + Shem, Ham and Japhet.

ingestion - the action of ingesting, the taking in of aliment + suggestion.

guilty + Gilbey - kind of gin + Gilbey, wine merchants, Dublin. 

culpable - deserving blame or censure, blameworthy

gluttony - the vice of excessive eating

as regards - so far as it concerns, so far as relates to

chewable - that can be chewed

biestings = beastings - a specialized milk from a cow that has just calved + beestings (Irish) - milk from a cow that has just calved.

upon the whole - taking the thing as a whole, speaking generally

off one’s oats - not feeling well esp. not eating properly, with no appetite

coup - a blow, stroke; the shock of a blow, engagement, or combat

goedkoop (Dutch) - cheap

Thermidor - the eleventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending (in 1794) from July 19 to August 17

Oogst (Flemish) - August

floreal = floral - pertaining to a flora or floras + floreal (fr) - eighth (mid-spring, April 20 to May 19) month of French Revolutionary calendar.