molar - a molar or grinding tooth

de miserabilibus (l) - concerning the pitiable + Mulligan lends Stephen boots in Ulysses.

hole in the air - an old name for an air-pocket (a local condition of atmosphere, as a down current or sudden change of wind velocity, which causes an aircraft to lose height suddenly).

laking (Irish Pronunciation) - leaking + Lakes of Killarney known as 'Heaven's Reflection'.

reflex - the reflection or image of an object, as seen in a mirror or surface acting as such

may + Lord's Prayer: 'Thy will be done'.

General Confession - confession of sins of one's whole life

areesh (scandin.) - dream + Aris! (arish) (gael) - Again!

intrepid - Of persons and personal qualities: Fearless, daring, brave + interpreter


ruffle - to seize rudely; to handle (a woman) with rude familiarity (obs.)

bussing - kissing


bis (l) - twice + biss (ger) - bite + kissing.

tris (l) - three + Tristan + Aeon III, Isis' Aeon, with practise of lunar cults, was present in first Egyptian dynasties.

worried + FDV: Did you mark that worried expression?

expressionism - the methods, style, or attitude of expressionists; spec. a style of painting in which the artist seeks to express emotional experience rather than impressions of the physical world.

monologue + megaphone + megalogos (gr) - big in speech.

octave - Mus. The note eight diatonic degrees above (or below) a given note (both notes being counted), which is produced by vibrations of twice (or half) the rate + Caius Octavius (died 58 B.C.) (l) - father of emperor Augustus.

rattle - a rapid succession of short sharp sounds, caused by the concussion of hard bodies + rattle snake.

whoa - a word of command to a horse or other draught-animal to stop or stand still

twig - to become aware of by seeing; to perceive, discern, catch sight of

scham (ger) - shame + sham - Of material things or substances: Made in imitation of something else; made to appear to be something which it is not + seamrog (shamerog) (gael) - shamrock, trefoil, clover.


ghastly - like a spectre, or a dead body; frightfully, horribly

blousy = blowzy - Of hair, dress: Dishevelled, frowzy, slatternly + blouse + lousy frock + frock - an upper garment worn chiefly by men; a long coat, tunic, or mantle.

emblem - a figured object used with symbolic meaning, as the distinctive badge of a person, family, nation, etc.

arís (Irish) - again + Ares - Greek god of war. Our Aeon (V), which is dominated by Horus, god of war and revenge, is analoguous to Greek god Ares.

worthy - a distinguished or eminent person

athair (aher) (gael) - father

onkel (l) - uncle + Onkel (ger) - uncle.

garotte - to execute by means of the garrotte (the Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation)

Caius Octavius (died 58 B.C.) (l) - father of emperor Augustus

chop - to eat; to exchange or bandy words, to answer back; fig. Applied to hurried reading or speaking in which the words are 'swallowed' or bolted.

James Joyce: Letters I.242: letter 15/07/26 to Harriet Shaw Weaver: 'The Japanese came to see me and was delighted with the japlatin I showed him in *V*bc'.


old fellow

Sitric Silkenbeard led Danes in Battle of Clontarf, 1014.

stone + battered - bruised and shattered by repeated blows + bothered (Irish) - deaf + STONEYBATTFR - Road, North-West Dublin, a section of the main road to Navan. Its name combines English and Irish: bothar, Ir. "road." It has been conjectured that it was originally the route of Slighe Cualann, the ancient road from Tara through Dublin to South-East Ireland: hence the original "rocky road to Dublin" + half-trans. Bothar na gCloch (bohernuglukh) (gael) - Road of the Stones; anglic. Stonybatter.

balbus (l) - stuttering + Balbus - Roman who tried to build a wall in Gaul (name means 'stammering') + tower of Babel - biblical structure that was erected for the purpose of reaching heaven and incurred the wrath of god who made the builders speech mutually unintelligible + (used to speak that language briskly before Tower of Babel fell and language was confounded).

brisk - sharp or smart in regard to movement (in a praiseworthy sense)

scoff up - to eat voraciously, devour

mutton chop - a piece of mutton for broiling or frying, usually a division of the loin containing one rib (having the end of the bone chopped off) and half the vertebra to which it is attached + Mutt and Jeff - American comic-strip characters.

lobscouse - a sailor's dish consisting of meat stewed with vegetables and ship's biscuit, or the like + lobsters + FDV: My old fellow's uncle spoke cd talk that language tongue of his japalatin like as quick as you'd I'd eat lap thick pea soup. It's all man's deafman's duff to me.

duff - dough, paste (dial.); something worthless or spurious + blind man's bluff (children’s game).

work the oracle (Slang) - raise money

diarrhea - a disorder consisting in the too frequent evacuation of too fluid fæces, sometimes attended with griping pains + diario (l) - daybook + diario (it) - diary.

stammer - a stammering mode of utterance

muff - a warm tubular covering for the hands

canonize - to declare (a dead person) to be a saint

airy - light in movement, like air in its lightness and buoyancy + Riviera.

churchyard - the yard or enclosed piece of ground in which a church stands; formerly almost universally used as a burial ground for the parish or district, and still so used, esp. in rural districts.

cloister - a place of religious seclusion, a monastery or nunnery, a convent + (submerged Atlantis).

cap - to put a cap on (a person, or his head); esp. as the sign of conferring a University degree + (expelled).

Berlitz schools in Trieste and Pola employed Joyce + Beurla (berle) (gael) - English language.

jactitation - public or open declaration, esp. of a boastful sort; false claim to be married to another + reputation.

codding - ? Lecherous, lustful + Charlie Chaplin + "You'll ging naemaer wi'Wolf the Ganger. Cutting chapel, were you?" [444.32-.33]

gauche - wanting in tact or in ease and grace of manner, awkward, clumsy + gauche (fr) - left (side) + Holy Ghost.

learns quickly forgets quickly

allemande (fr) - German + alle (ger) - all + mand (Danish) - man.

husker - one who husks; one who removes the husk of corn + huske (Danish) - remember.

whacker - anything abnormally large of its kind; esp. a 'thumping' lie


auricle - the external ear of animals; Formerly sometimes restricted to the lower lobe or 'lap' of the human ear + oracles.

parle - to speak; to discuss, debate + parles - paralysis, palsy.

Persse O'Reilly

illstarred - born under, or having one's fortunes governed by, an evil star (according to astrological belief); unfortunate, ill-fated

punster - a professed maker of puns; one addicted to or skilled in punning + Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht (4 provinces).

quadra (l) - a square + Hostius Quadra - a rich freedman of Augustus' time, noted for his perverse sexual tastes (was killed by his disgusted servants) + Quadrangle, Christ Church College, Oxford.

centum (l) - one hundred + Saint Patrick landed in Ireland in A.D. 432.

Cantab - of the University of Cambridge; student of Cambridge + canta (it) - he sings.

chipper - lively, cheerful; 'chirpy'

Oxonian - a member of the University of Oxford

mood - to reflect moodily + met

tiptoe - characterized by standing or walking, on tiptoe; straining upwards, ambitious; eagerly expectant + tiptop.

pretty + prisce (l) - in the oldfashioned way + Tarquinius Priscus (l) - "Ancient Tarquin": 5th king of Rome (REFERENCE).

p.p. (per procurationem) - by proxy + p[ro] p[arte] (l) - for the share (of); to the best of (one's) abitilty + p.p. - past participle [.25]

mimograph - a writer or composer of mimes + mimeograph - apparatus for reproducing pages.

Numa Pompilius (l) - second king of Rome, added two months to calendar (REFERENCE) + no man better.

Ancus Martius (640-616 B.C.) - "Servant of Mars": 4th legendary king of Rome, a bridge builder (REFERENCE) + Andrew Martin (Irish) - prank + encomium - a formal expression of praise.

Roman Road (Via Romana)

pernicious - rapid, swift + Grades ad Parnassum (l) - "Steps to Parnassus": aid in writing Latin poetry; a work on Latin verse-making containing rules and examples. Mount Parnassus was, by some accounts in Greek mythology, the home of the Muses – the nine goddesses of the arts. The phrase has therefore been used to refer to various books of instruction, or guides to making progress in literature, music, or the arts in general.

Rhea Silvia - also known as Ilia, was the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome. According to legend, she was the daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa and descendant of Aeneas. Numitor's brother Amulius seized the throne and killed Numitor's son. Amulius forced Rhea Silvia to become a Vestal Virgin, a priestess to the goddess Vesta, so that she (and through her, Numitor) would have no heirs; Vestal Virgins were sworn to celibacy for a period of thirty years. The god Mars, however, was attracted to Rhea Silvia and raped her in the forest, thereby conceiving the twins. When Amulius learned of this, he ordered Rhea Silvia buried alive (the standard punishment for Vestal Virgins who did not remain celibate) and ordered a servant to kill the twins, but the merciful servant set them adrift in the river Tiber. The river-god, Tiberinus found the twins and gave them to a she-wolf, Lupa, who had just lost her own cubs, to suckle. Subsequently, Tiberinus rescued and married Rhea Silvia.

ormolu - Originally, Gold or gold-leaf ground and prepared for gilding brass, bronze, or other metal; hence, gilded bronze used in the decoration of furniture, etc. + Romulus - founder and 1st king of Rome (REFERENCE).

Tarquinius Superbus (l) - "Proud Tarquin": 7th (and last) of the legendary kings of Rome (REFERENCE) 

art - are

tallyho - the view-halloo raised by huntsmen on catching sight of the fox + Tullius, Servius - 6th legendary king of Rome (REFERENCE).