muin (Irish) - desire + minuit (fr) - midnight + one minute.

Talmud + A parody of the song 'The Girl I Left Behind Me': 'I love her in her evening gown, / I love her in her nightie, / But when moonlight flits / Between her tits, / Jesus Christ, Almighty!' (appears in The Limerick (1967), II, 298; traceable to 1927).

turnabout - to reverse one's position or course; to turn so as to face or go in the opposite direction + lux in tenebris (l) - light in darkness.

red loam - a red soil of the tropics, usually friable and highly leached

trot - to go or move quickly; to go briskly or busily

scream - a cause of laughter, a very amusing person or situation (colloq.)

jig - a piece of sport, a joke

seven hilled - standing on seven hills: epithet of the city of Rome

beamer - one who beams or smiles broadly

gets somewhere (Joyce's note) → Key: John McCormack, His Own Life Story 30: (of McCormack) 'He's a free-swinging pedestrian, with a stride that gets somewhere'.

Banba (bonbe) (gael) - Ireland (poetic) + (notebook 1924): 'on I's shore'.

staffe (it) - stirrups + Stafette (ger) - relay race + saddle, stirrups, spurs.

on the spur of the moment - on impulse, prompted by the occasion, quickly, suddenly

freeboot - plunder, robbery + (notebook 1924): 'freebooter' freebooter - a person who pillages and plunders, especially a pirate.

pst - a whispered signal for silence

jehu - a driver, a coachman + Jerusalem

clickclack - expression for recurring or successive sounds of the click type + (hoofbeats).

courser - a runner, one who runs in a race, a racer; a large powerful horse, ridden in battle, in a tournament, etc.

cheer up - to raise the spirits of (anyone) by cheering words; to brighten up

I'll travel the wide world over (song from John McCormack's Repertoire)

Vinland - a part of North America discovered by the Norse around the year 1000 + Henry van Dyke: 'It's America for me' (a poem).

moyne - mine (obs.)

jee = gee (int.), a word of command to a horse + be-japers! + Jean-Jacques (Rousseau).

nettly - irritable + nett (ger) - nice + neatly.

frog-march - to carry (a prisoner) face downwards; now usually, to hustle (a person) forward after seizing him from behind and pinning his arms together + Sean O'Casey: Juno and the Paycock 53: 'A nice way you were in last night - carried in in a frog's march - dead to the world' + (notebook 1924): 'Come, my good feet *V*'.

defile - Mil. A narrow way or passage along which troops can march only by files or with a narrow front; the act of defiling, a march by files.

Mutter (ger) - mother + Olt river, Rumania + fourth Station of the Cross: Christ meets his mother.

SERETH RIVER - Tribute of Danube River, flows from Carpathian Mountains through Romania.  

Maritza - Turkish river + The Serbs suffered defeat at the Maritsa River in 1371 (Battle of Maritsa).

running water - water flowing in a stream or river

bould (Irish Pronunciation) - bold

quicken - to give or restore life to; to make alive; to animate (as the soul the body)

seaborne - transported by ship, conveyed by sea

Fingal - Finn's name in Macpherson's Ossian poems. Fingal is a Scottish hero who comes to Ireland and fights the Danes. The Irish called certain Norse invaders, fingal or fingall, meaning "fair stranger" + Fine-Gall (finigoul) (gael) - Foreign Kindred; N. Co. Dublin district; anglic. Fingal + Fionn-Gall (fingoul) (gael) - Fair Foreigner; i.e., Norwegian + Fionn-Gaedheal (fingel) (gael) - Fair Irishman/Scotsman.

whaler - a vessel used in whale-fishing; anything unusually large of its kind

tree - wooden structure; applied poet. or rhet. to a ship

seaweed - a plant growing in the sea, a marine alga

dinky - small, tiny + (Aphrodite).

trans. Drom Coll- [Choille] (drum kolkhili) (gael) - Hazel [wood] Ridge; Irish name for Thomas Street, Dublin; also place Co. Limerick; anglic. Dromcolliher.

Verne, Jules (1828-1905) - French author of Around the World in Eighty Days, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, etc. + Ierne (l) - Ireland + vale (l) - farewell.

squall - to scream loudly or discordantly + all aboard.

kew - short for thank you + Jer, Kev (Jerry/Kevin).

Lord Byron: Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage I.xiii: 'Farewell awhile to him and thee'.

brine - the water of the sea; the sea

macadam - the material of which a macadamized road is made + McAdam, John L. (1756-1836) - Scottish inventor of macadamized roads + William Shakespeare: Macbeth V.8: MACDUFF: Then yield thee, coward, / And live to be the show and gaze o' the time: / We'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are, / Painted on a pole, and underwrit, / 'Here may you see the tyrant.' MACBETH:  I will not yield, / To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet, / And to be baited with the rabble's curse. / Though Birnam wood be come to Dunsinane, / And thou opposed, being of no woman born, / Yet I will try the last. Before my body / I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, / And damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'

dank - to wet, damp, moisten; fig. To damp (the spirits or aspirations), to depress + danken (Dutch, German) - to thank.

sight - to get or catch sight of, to see

linn dubh (linduv) (gael) - black pool; (Dublin) + lionndubh (linduv) (gael) - porter, stout.

solo (it) - alone

solone (it) - mock augmentative of solo

lood (Irish) - ashamed + lud (Serbian) - crazy.

Eireann (erun) (gael) - [of] Ireland + Rineanna (Irish) - the Shannon river + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: Sweet Innisfallen: 'Sweet Innisfallen, fare thee well'.

take off - to go away, take one's departure, be off

nunc (l) - now + (notebook 1924): 'now or never'.

nimmer (l) - never + nimmer (GermanDutch) - never.

susse Kinder (ger) - sweet children + søskende (Danish) - brothers and sisters, siblings.

how goes the enemy - 'what is the time?' + Joyce's note: 'So here goes'

hotfoot - prompt or rapid action or movement; a quick escape

stayer - one who stays or remains + Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus (l) - May the almighty God bless you (last blessing at Mass).

all to the west

Panroman - an artificial language invented for universal use by H. Molenaar + pan-Roman + roman (French, Serbian) - novel.

apological - of the nature of an apology or defence; of the nature of an apologue, parable, or fable

(Saint Patrick, who never reached the more remote western parts of Ireland)

Kerry cow - a cow of a breed belonging to Kerry, noted for the quality of the milk + Kerry boys (Kerry is in the west of Ireland).

rank - a row or line of persons

bother - petty trouble, worry; disturbance, 'fuss'+ 'Just before the battle, mother, I am thinking most of you' (song).

thank you + fuck you + fik (Danish) - got.

adry - in a dry or thirsty condition; thirsty + tri (Serbian) - three + drei (ger) - three.

watch someone's smoke - to watch someone go, to observe someone's actions; chiefly imp. in phr. watch my smoke!: see me go quickly! + Joyce's note: 'you watch my smoke!'

boast - proud or vain-glorious speech, 'tall talk' + Shaun the Post.

fireless - fig. Without energy, life, or animation.

postludium = postlude - a closing piece of music; a written or spoken epilogue + ludius (l) - actor.

soapbox - a wooden case in which soap is or may be packed, traditionally used as a makeshift stand for a speaker

28 + 1 (*Q*)

pour - Of persons: To run or rush in a stream or crowd.

assistance + bijstand (Dutch) - assistance. 

snip - to cut (something) with scissors with small quick strokes

biga - a two horse chariot of ancient Mediteranian countries (PICTURE)

triga - an ancient Roman three-horse chariot

rheda - four-wheeled carriage

rodeo - a public exhibition of skill, often in the form of a competition, in the riding of unbroken horses, the roping of calves, wrestling with steers, etc.

cherub - a being of a celestial or angelic order

charabanc - a kind of long and light vehicle with transverse seats looking forward (PICTURE)


sedan chair - a closed vehicle to seat one person, borne on two poles by two bearers, one in front and one behind

yoke (Irish) - vehicle

repulse - to drive or beat back (an assailant) + (notebook 1924): 'kicked himself up repulsing all aid'.