pleasures + pledges.
lordy - exp. of surprise, astonishment or strong feeling + lord
daw - a small bird of the crow kind; fig. Applied contemptuously to persons; a silly fellow, simpleton (obs.)
Lady Don performed at Theatre Royal, Dublin
foozle - one who is 'behind the times', a fogy + Uncle Foozle (a play given at Theatre Royal, Dublin, 1873).
aunty - a familiar, endearing form of aunt + Souvenir of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Opening of The Gaiety Theatre 34: 'poor Richard Edgar... played in... "Aunt Jack"'.
humbugger - one who humbugs or practises imposture + SDV: — Sure that lad was boycotted as I'm given now to understand. There was nobody wd come next or near him after that.
boycott - to combine in refusing to hold relations of any kind, social or commercial, public or private, with (a neighbour), on account of political or other differences, so as to punish him for the position he has taken up, or coerce him into abandoning it. The word arose in the autumn of 1880, to describe the action instituted by the Irish Land League towards those who incurred its hostility + Joyce's note: 'boycott'.
Richard von Krafft-Ebing: Psychopathia Sexualis: 'The girl-cutter of Augsberg' (case 26)
doom - final fate, destruction, ruin, death + deaf and dumb.
haven - a place where ships can take on or discharge cargo + hell and heaven.
show the flag - to make an official visit to a foreign port or elsewhere, showing the White Ensign
inscribed - written upon or in something; Of a state (or other) loan: Issued not in the form of bonds passing from hand to hand, but as shares of which the names of the holders are registered or entered in a list kept at the head office of the issuing state or company + inscribe - write, engrave, or print as a lasting record.
gratuitous - freely bestowed or obtained, granted without claim or merit; spec. Sc. Law. Of a charter or deed: Made or granted without any value given in return + (free pamphlets).
conspue - to spit upon (in contempt)
Humpty Dumpty (nursery rhyme): 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall'
archimandrite - In Grk. Ch. The superior of a monastery or convent, corresponding to the abbot in the Western Church.
Dane - a native or subject of Denmark; in older usage including all the Northmen who invaded England from the 9th to the 11th c. + Dane's island off County Waterford.
townland - In Ireland, A division of land of varying extent; also, a territorial division, a township.
minx - a pert girl, hussy; a lewd or wanton woman + Manx - of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, its inhabitants, language, etc.
cantina (Italian) - canteen, cellar, tavern, wine-shop + Lake of the Four Cantons - another name for Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
ecumenical - Eccl. Belonging to or representing the whole (Christian) world, or the universal church; general, universal + economical
conciliabulum (l) - a small private or secret assembly; place of assembly
nogen (Danish) - some
ingen - obs. form of engine; ingine (genius, natural ability, intellect) + inghean (inyin) (gael) - daughter; virgin + ingen (Danish) - none.
meid (Dutch) - maid
hold (ger) - handsome
surface + scarface (nickname of Al Capone, a notorious American gangster of the 1920s and 1930s).
jord (Danish) - earth + not any maid on all of the whole surface of the earth.
seedman - one who sows seed; a dealer in seed
nurseryman - one who sows seed; one who owns, or works in, a nursery for plants
gas - fun (Slang); flatulence (Colloquial)
bungalow - Orig., a one-storied house (or temporary building, e.g. a summer-house), lightly built, usually with a thatched roof; In modern use, any one-storied house + bum (Slang) - buttocks + galore (Anglo-Irish) - in plenty.
auxilium (l) - help + meum (l) - mine + auxilium meum solo a Domino (l) - my help [is] from the Lord alone.
rime - Coupled with reason: Chiefly in negative phrases used to express lack of good sense or reasonableness. (Cf. F. ni rime ni raison, etc.)
ration - reasoning (obs. rare.); an allowance, share, portion, of provisions or other supplies
pile - a small castle, tower, or stronghold; a large building or edifice; the side of a coin opposite to the 'cross' or face; the reverse
wag - Of a limb, the head or tail, etc.: To be moved briskly from side to side.
Eire - Ireland + Earwicker.
flabbergast - to put (a person) in such confusion that he does not for the moment know what to do or say + flapper - a 1920s term for a "new breed" of bold unconventional young women.
recount - to tell in detail, to give a full or detailed account of (some fact, event, etc.)
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" + Fingall - ancient name of County Dublin north of Howth + have at one's fingers' end - to know by heart, be able to quote with readiness.
piggy - a little pig + 'This little piggy went to the market, This little piggy stayed home' (played with child's toes).
leggy - having conspicious (attractive, long) legs
peggy - nickname of Margaret
pucker - a boxer, a fighter (rare.)
tout le temps (fr) - all the time + Peeping Tom - one who obtains gratification from furtively observing women not fully clothed or the sexual activity of others.
ma - a childish and colloquial shortening of mamma + m[eum] a s[olo] d[omino] a[uxilium] (l) - my help [is] from the only lord (poetic syntax) + ma's dá (Portuguese) - give them to me.
da - nursery and homely abbrev. of dada (a child's word for father) + D[omino] a s[olo] m[eum] a[uxilium] (l) - from the Lord only [is] my help + das m'a (Portuguese) - give it to me.
Midas - king of Phrygia. Dionysus gave him power to turn all he touched into gold; he nearly starved. In a musical contest, he voted against Apollo, who gave him ass's ears. These ears were known to his barber, who whispered the secret to riven reeds, and they told the world + m[eum] a d[omino] a[uxilium] s[olo] (l) - from the Lord alone [is] my help (poetic syntax) + madas (Sanskrit) - drunk.
s[olo] a d[omino] a[uxilium] m[eum] (l) - from the Lord alone [is] my help + Sodom.
patruum (l) - uncle + cum (l) - with + filia (l) - daughter + familia (l) - family + pater patruum cum filiabus familiarum (l) - the father of the uncles with the daughters of the families + pater patrum cum filiabus familiarum (l) - the father of the fathers with the daughters of the families.
arising (Rhotacism) + éirghe (Irish) - rising.
mingere (Italian) - to urinate
margery - a pearl
watershed - the whole gathering ground of a river system
subjunct - in Jespersen's terminology, a word or group of words of the third rank of importance in a phrase or sentence. Cf. primary, adjunct.
dramaturgy - dramatic or theatrical acting; dramatic composition, the dramatic art + trauma (gr) - a wound + turgeo (l) - to swell, to be swollen.
for once in a way - on a single (exceptional) occasion, as a solitary or rare instance + once in a while - at long intervals, very occasionally.
dart - to spring or start with a sudden rapid motion; Also fig.
if so be (that) - if it happen that, supposing that: a somewhat rhetorical equivalent of simple 'if' (arch. and dial.)
fluctuous - watery (obs.); full of, or resembling waves + Fluctuat nec mergitur (or FLVCTVAT·NEC·MERGITVR in Roman-style inscriptions) is a Latin phrase meaning "It is tossed by the waves, but does not sink" + (notebook 1924): 'Fluctuat nec mergitur (errer non flotter) with pail arms of watermen given by Philip Augustus' → Gallois: La Poste et les Moyens de Communication 46: 'Philippe-Auguste accorda de nouveaux privilèges aux Marchands de l'Eau... le sceau de la puissante corporation des Marchands de l'Eau est resté l'écusson de la ville de Paris, avec sa nef symbolique et sa fière devise: Fluctuat, nec mergitur, que sa concision n'empêche pas d'être amphibologique, attendu que, pour tout bon latiniste, fluctuare ne veut pas dire flotter, mais errer (à la merci des flots agités)' (French: 'Philippe-Auguste granted new privileges to the Water Merchants... the seal of the powerful corporation of the Water Merchants has remained the coat of arms of the city of Paris, with its symbolic ship and its proud motto: Fluctuat, nec mergitur, ambiguous in spite of its concision, for every good Latinist knows that fluctuare does not mean 'to float' but 'to wander' (at the mercy of rough waves)').
fadder (Danish) - godfather + fadder (Dialect Pronunciation) - father.
mudder - a horse which runs well on a wet or muddy racecourse; transf., a sportsman or team similarly proficient + mudder (Dialect Pronunciation) - mother + Eoin MacNeill: Celtic Ireland 55: 'Lugaid Cichech... reared the two sons of Crimthann, Aed and Laegaire, on his breasts. It was new milk he gave from his breast to Laegaire, and blood he gave to Aed. Each of them took after his nurture, the race of Aed being marked by fierceness in arms, the race of Laegaire by thrift'
Abha na Life (ouwe nu lifi) (gael) - The River Liffey
get on - With to: to get into touch or communication with (someone)
Bier (German) = bier (Dutch) - beer + (was he a grocer prior to becoming a publican?)
ziemlich (ger) - rather
"Heavysciusgardaddy, parent who offers sweetmeats, will gift uns his Noblett's surprize." [306.03-04]
Christopher Columbus (seeing land-birds carrying twigs) + Christi columbus (l) - the dove of Christ + (Noah sent out dove and raven [.32] to see if flood had abated).
jailbird - a prisoner in jail; esp. one who has been long, or is often, in jail, a habitual criminal; also, as a term of reproach, an incorrigible rogue
unbespeak - to cancel an order or request for (obs.) + unmentionables - underwear + (Noah's dove returned with olive leaf in beak).
Le Caron, Henri (1841-94) - nom de guerre of Thomas Miller Beach, British spy, who went to America, fought in the Civil War, infiltrated the American Fenians, whose plans for invading Canada (by way of Buffalo) he betrayed. At the Parnell Commission, he testified for The Times + carrion crow - a common predatory and scavenging European crow, Corvus corone, similar to the rook but having a pure black bill.
police + P.C.'s - police constables.
swayed - Of a horse: Having a depression in the spinal column, caused by strain; gen. Bent.
swarm - a body of bees which at a particular season leave the hive or main stock, gather in a compact mass or cluster, and fly off together in search of a new dwelling-place, under the guidance of a queen.
rotacism - excessive use or peculiar pronunciation of 'r'; Philology. Conversion of another sound (esp. s) into 'r'.
canny - cautious in worldly matters, worldly-wise, shrewd, having a constant eye to the main chance + ca'canny (Scottish) - moderation; policy of 'go slow' at work.
maun = must
quis (l) - who + novitas (l) - news, novelty + Quis est qui non novit Quinnigan (l) - Who is he who does not know Quinnigan?
qui, quae, quod (l) - who? which? (masc., fem., neut.) + quot (l) - how many; each, every + (who's who) + Finnegan's Wake, chorus: 'Lots of fun at Finnegan's Wake'.