far enough + Pharaoh + fearthanach (farenokh) (gael) - rainy + fearthanacht (farenokht) (gael) - downpour of rain + fahre noch (ger) - drive on, still driving.

fall - the quantity that falls at one time or in a certain period + SDV: There was a fall of snow too, was there? / — The nicest at all. /

Jesse - a genealogical tree representing the genealogy of Christ, from 'the root of Jesse' (cf. Isa. xi. 1); used in churches in the Middle Ages as a decoration for a wall, window, vestment, etc., or in the form of a large branched candlestick + yes + jesen (Serbian) - autumn + jasen (Serbian) - ash (tree).

sneachta (snokhte) (gael) - snow + clocha sneachta (klukhe snokhte) (gael) - "snow-stones": hail-stones + seacht a'chlog (shokht akhlug) (gael) - seven o'clock + snacha (Czech, Serbian) - daughter-in-law + six o'clock + SLIEVE SNACHT - 2 mountains in County Donegal: one in Derryveagh Mountains West of Letterkenny, the other North-Eeast of Buncrana. Sliabh-sneachta, Ir. "snow mountain".

the nicest at all (notebook 1924)

Himalayas - a system of mountains forming the northern boundary of India, and containing the highest summits in the world + zima (Russian, Serbian, Czech) - winter + jaro (Czech) - spring.

gale - a wind of considerable strength; 'a wind not tempestuous, but stronger than a breeze' + SDV: [— Did not it blow some wind as well? /Out of all jokes it did.]

nass (ger) - wet + vesna (Russian) - spring.

osen (Russian) - autumn + Ost (ger) - east + Ostend, Belgium [Joyce stayed there in August 1926 and experienced a bad storm (mentioned in James Joyce: Letters I.243: letter 18/08/26 to Harriet Shaw Weaver)].

out of (one's) turn - out of one's due order or place in a series


sprungen - ME. p. of spring + Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (15th century carol).

out of all jokes (Joyce's note) Leader 2 Aug 1924, 616/1: 'Our Ladies' Letter': 'Out of all jokes, though, 'tis getting serious'.

brrr - an interjection expressive of shivering with cold or apprehension

na - not, in no way, by no means

ny = ne - colloq. shortening of never + ny (Danish) - new + Pipette! Isolde, Brinabride, my price!

lie to - Naut. Of a ship: To come almost to a standstill, with her head as near the wind as possible, by backing or shortening sail + lieto (it) - glad + leto (Serbian, Russian) - summer.

galumph - [Invented by 'L. Carroll' (perh. with some reminiscence of 'gallop' & 'triumphant')] to march on exultingly with irregular bounding movements; Now usu., to gallop heavily Through the Looking-Glass ch. I: 'Looking-Glass House': "One, two! One, two! and through and through / The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! /
He left it [The Jabberwock] dead, and with its head / He went galumphing back." + [Adeste fideles] laete triumphantes (l) - [Come all ye faithful] joyful and triumphant.

Nummer (ger) - number + still calling, number please

pacific - peaceful + Pacific Ocean + be specific.

muna (Finnish) - egg + luna (l) - moon + SDV: — Do you recollect whether the moon was shining at all? / — Sure she was.

hochglücklich (ger) - very happy (literally 'high lucky')

nackt (ger) - naked + nacht (ger) - night + lit. hochglucklich heilige Nacht (ger) - very happy holy night (Christmas).

midday - the middle of the day, the time when the sun is at its highest point, noon

Gallaghers, Betty - two moons, for gealach is Irish "moon, moonlight" + gealach (gyalokh) (gael) - moon + Gelachter (ger) - laughter + lachers (Dutch) - laughers.

quando (l) - when

qondam (l) - formerly, at one time

gaudete (l) - rejoice!

latterly - at the latter end (of life or of some period); of late, lately + late/early + laetare (l) - rejoice!

latterlig (Danish) - ridiculous, laughable

frostwork - work produced by frost; esp. the delicate tracery formed on the surface of glass, etc. by frost [(notebook 1924): 'frostwork'].

thick - Of the weather, etc.: Characterized by mist or haze, foggy, misty.

ice + hice (l) - this here + heiss (ger) - hot.

calid - warm, hot + kalt (ger) - cold.

moistly - in a moist manner + mostly

boatshaped - shaped like a boat; esp. applied to a wide neck-line curving downwards from the shoulders

bruma (l) - winter + bruma (it) - haze, depth of winter.

hailstone - small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm + hell (ger) - bright, sharp + stohn- (ger) - groan.

flamma (l) - blazing fire, blaze + Flamme (ger) - flame.

watershoot - a waterfall, cascade + voda (Serbian) - water + air, stones, flames, water - four elements of ancient physics.

smother - dense or suffocating dust, fog, etc., filling the air + Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary: 'Hail Mary, full of grace!... Holy Mary, Mother of God' (Angelical Salutation).

Yahreszeit (German) = aarstid (Danish) - season (literally 'year's time')

obsoletely - of a kind or style no longer current, old-fashioned

cowled - having the head enclosed in a cowl or hood ("a cowled monk") + cold

Luglio (it) - July + (notebook 1924): 'July at its worst' + *IJ*.

parky - cold, chilly parkiest (Slang) - chilliest + at one's best - in the best state, point, or condition.

amenity - the quality of being pleasant or agreeable; pleasant places or scenes (obs.); in pl. + Ecclesiastes 1:2: 'vanity of vanities; all is vanity' + Eumenides (gr) - the Furies.

formous - beautiful, comely

fumous - giving off fumes; consisting of fumes, vaporous, windy (obs.)

maidan - an open space in or near a town, an esplanade or parade-ground + maiden + Maida Vale - a district of London + The Wild Man from Borneo (song): 'The flea on the hair of the tail of the dog of the nurse of the child of the wife of the wild man from Borneo has just come to town'.

cache-cache (fr) - hide and seek

cauchemar (fr) - nightmare + coucher (fr) - to lay down, to put to bed.

somer = summer (obs.) + William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream.


diluvium (l) - inundation, flood, deluge

stramen (l) - straw, litter + delirium tremens (l) - trembling madness.

rimy - covered with, abounding in, rime or hoar-frost; frosty

shire - short for 'Shire horse' (a horse of a heavy powerful breed, used for draught, chiefly bred in the midland counties of England)

funkel (ger) - to sparkle + Rundfunk (ger) - wireless.

mares (Portuguese) - seas

whitecap - a white-capped or crested wave + (notebook 1931): 'whitecaps (waves)'.

flake - one of the small flocculent pieces in which snow falls; a small piece of some light loosely-cohering substance

fuyant (fr) - fleeing

Foxrock - district of Dublin (South)

Fionn-glas (finglos) (gael) - Clear Stream; village and stream N. of Dublin.

lambskin - the skin or hide of a lamb with the wool on + landscape

marine - a sailor, mariner (obs.)

panorama - an unbroken view of the whole surrounding region; a mental vision in which a series of images passes before the mind's eye [Fay: A Short Glossary of Theatrical Terms 21: 'Panorama. -- A semi-circular cloth stretched at the back of the stage to be used as a horizon cloth or backing. A set of scenes painted on a long canvas, mounted on cylinders on either side of the stage. It is worked by hand from one side across to the other by levers at the top of each cylinder'].

horizon - the boundary or limit of any 'circle' or 'sphere' of view, thought, action, etc. + Joyce's note: 'horizon cloth'.