pedestrian - one who goes or travels on foot, a walker + pederasts.
holl - deeply excavated or depressed, as a valley or ditch; having a void space within, empty + hol (Dutch) - hole; hollow (adj) + VALHALLA - In Scandinavian myth, the hall in Gladsheim (Odin's home) destined for the reception of dead heroes. Finnegans Wake associates it particularly with Phoenix Park, esp the Hollow and the Hole in the Wall.
THE HOLLOW - Opposite the main entrance to Zoo in Phoenix Park. Before WW I, concerts by the DMP band and other military and civilian bands were held on Sunday afternoons + (anus) + FDV: At the lowest end mark is do not fail to see and to point to yourself a depression, called the Hollow.
Gotterdammerung (ger) - twilight of the gods + FDV: It is often quite gloomy gloamy
duolo (it) - grief
wank (Slang) - to masturbate + kyrios (gr) - lord, master + valkyrie - each of Odin's twelve handmaidens who conducted the slain warriors of their choice from the battlefield to Valhalla + FDV: and gives to bad thoughts to the head
bander - one who bands or leagues, a confederate + bander (fr. slang) - to have erection + FDV: but the band of the Metropolitan Police Policingforcers
pentapolitan - of or pertainig to a Pentapolis (a confederacy or group of five towns); citizen of the Pentapolis (district on Dead Sea)
bassoon - a wooden double-reed instrument, with a compass of about three octaves, used as a bass to the oboe, having a pipe eight feet in length, so arranged in parts (whence the Italian name fagotto) that the whole instrument measures only four feet + FDV: plays bassoons into it
Wednesdays (named after Woden, the chief Anglo-Saxon god, equivalent of Odin) + FDV: on Satursday afternoons afternoon windy Woodensdays
wolver - one who behaves like a wolf; a ravenous or savage creature + Wolfe Tone - founder of United Irishman + (farts) + DFV: their wellsounding tones wolvertones.
ulva (l) - sedge, marsh-grass + ulmus (l) - elm-tree + ulve (Danish) - wolves.
volk (Russian) - wolf + Volk (German) = volk (Dutch) - people + FDV: Why do you so begin to tremble at this moment when I am to place my hand of our [true] friendship friendshapes on your upon thy knee to mark well what you I say. You Say Thou sayest? In Amsterdam he met there lives... But how? You are trembletting like a very Jerry! O, keep silence! I have heard her voice somewhere else else's before me in these ears that are now are for mine.
dorst (Dutch) - dared (pret. of 'durven') + wherefore dost thou.
throu - obs. form of through + FDV: You Say Thou sayest?
A-roving (song): 'In Amsterdam there lived a maid, / Mark well what I do say' → REFERENCE + FDV: In Amsterdam he met there lives... But how?
trembloter (French) - to tremble
verry = very (obs.)
jelly + FDV: You are trembletting like a very Jerry!
niet (Russian) - no + niet (Dutch) - not, aren't you? you don't?
genever (Dutch) - Dutch gin + Guinness + Phonetic transcription of Dutch "Wil je een geneeser", meaning "Do you want a healer?" + Genezer, or geneezer (Dutch) - A healer (from Genees: to cure).
gay - bright or lively-looking, esp. in colour; brilliant, showy + gij (Dutch) - you + a.
Beutel (ger) - purse, pouch + bottle
Staub (ger) - dust, powder + stout - a strong variety of porter.
Zu viel, ja? (ger) - Too much? + te veel (Dutch) - too much.
timid - easily frightened; wanting boldness or courage; fearful, timorous
Vortigern - king of Britain when the Saxons came, led by Hengist and Horsa. Vortigern and Rowena is one of Ireland's Shakespearean forgeries.
"For before that confusion of tongues took place at the tower of Babel, the entire human race had but one common language which had existed amongst them from the time of Adam. And the name the Book of Invasions gives this language is Gortighern."
overlord - a lord paramount, supreme lord
MERCIA - A kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, originally in the upper valley of the Trent River, later extended to all territories between the Humber and the Trent except East Angliá (much later than Vortigern).
doth - arch. 3rd pers. pres. ind. of do + that
lit. Gehirnhaut (ger) - (literally 'brain-skin') any of the three membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord
flinch - to give way, draw back, yield ground in a combat; to draw back or turn aside from a course of action, a duty or enterprise
stemming (Dutch) - mood, atmosphere
business + boyishness + bojazn (Russian) - fear.
jabberwock - the name of the fabulous monster in Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky: a poem of nonsense verse, originally featured as a part of his novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1872). When Alice has finished reading the poem she gives her impressions: 'It seems very pretty,' she said when she had finished it, 'but it's rather hard to understand!' (You see she didn't like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn't make it out at all.) 'Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas---only I don't exactly know what they are! However, somebody killed something: that's clear, at any rate' + Finnegan's Wake (song).
stole - pa. tense and pple. of steal
caomh (kiv) (gael) - comely + Kevin + FDV: O, keep silence! I have heard her voice somewhere else else's before me in these ears that are now are for mine.
pochemu (Russian) - why + Putamayo - a department of Colombia. It is in the south-west of the country, bordering Ecuador and Peru. The word putumayo comes from the Quechua language. The verb putuy means "to spring forth" or "to burst out", and mayo is a variant of mayu, meaning river. Thus it means "gushing river".
let op! (Dutch) - attention!
Ulysses.1.22: 'Slow music'
thunner = thunder (obs.)
Eire - Ireland + air
FDV: All gone, Missed Mistold and Misses Mistrams Gonakong. Ah ho! And old Dudud Deadenman. Anna living one. Pour the winds and waters on. The O'er whelming waters on. Tears! Ah tears! Ah tears! Mamma! Big Goat Dad Fawdra Fawdla crush tuns on me me belong! Fawtrick! Save me! Shoo! Shool aroon! Were you you Were dreaming, dear! The Fawdra! The fall! Shoo! There is no father in the room at all. You dear one. No bad big father, dear one. Father Dirty Dirtour Father is away long gone godown fall away to make his hand at business his grossman's pidsness pissness, my pigeonest. [Blingeom Bling two piecee Take that two piecee big slap slap, bold hinty [bottomside] pap pap pappa!
-end (Dutch) - -ing (present participle ending)
Padraig (padrig) (gael) - Patrick
father + FDV: The Fawdra!
shoo - An exclamation used to frighten or drive away poultry, birds, or other intruders.
phantar (fanter) (gael) - clumsy thing; thickset person + Ulysses.1.57: 'He was raving all night about a black panther' + FDV: There is no father in the room at all.
a mhicin (a vikin) (gael) = avickeen (Anglo-Irish) - my little son
capall (kopel) (gael) - horse + cavallo (Italian) - horse.
my + muy (sp) - very + moi malen'kii maljchik (Russian) - my little boy.
maljchik (Russian) - child + mal (fr) - bad.
gorod (Russian) - town
far away + FDV: Father Dirty Dirtour Father is away long gone godown fall away to make his hand at business his grossman's pidsness pissness, my pigeonest.
Lublin - city in Poland + The Rocky Road to Dublin (song).
thoroughbass - a succession of bass notes in instrumental part; erron. A loud or deep bass + thoroughbred.
bigness - large size or bulk; fig. Haughtiness, pompousness + grocery business.
honte (fr) - shame + (spanking).
bottomside - the lowest part of anything, considered as a material thing; the lower or under surface + FDV: [Blingeom Bling two piecee Take that two piecee big slap slap, bold hinty [bottomside] pap pap pappa!
dormio (l) - to sleep + ne dormis (l) - are you not sleeping? + FDV: [Li ne dormes? S! Dormas malbona Malbone dormas. Kial ei krias nokte? Parolas infanete. S!]] + McH: Esperanto: -- He hasn't slept? / -- S! Sleeps badly. / -- What is he crying in the night? / -- Speaks childishly. S!
sonly - sonlike, filial + FDV: Only all in your imagination imagination? your little magnnation magicnation magination. Shoo to me now, my dear dream one! Shoom of me! While elvery stream wends ealing on. For to keep this barrel of in bounty rolling.
brittle - hard but liable to break or shatter easily + LITTLE BRITAIN - French Bretagne or Brittany, North-West France; aka Armorica. Tristram died there; Amory Tristram, first Lord of Howth, was born there, or so James Joyce believed. The Matiere de Bretagne is the mediaeval Arthurian cycle. Ptolemy called Ireland "Little Britain."
dim - dimness, obscurity + dim (Serbian) - smoke + son of mine.
elv (Norwegian) - river + elver - young eel + silvery.
sailing + selling + FDV: While elvery stream wends ealing on. For to keep this barrel of in bounty rolling.
FDV: When you move travel through Chapelizod Lucalizod. On At the Lucan sulphur spas to visit. It's safer to hit than miss it. Stop at the inn! The hammers are telling the cobbles. The pics picts pickts are splitting hacking the saxums. It's snugger to curl burrow in bed than amble ballad on broadway. Tuck in your blank. For it's race by down pound race then the [hosties] rear and ruin on all roads to ruin. And and layers of dust of lifetimes laid on down riches of from poormen. With Cried onions to weep chip, and saltpetre to strew gallpitch to drink and bread stonebread to break, its bully to dream gobble gulp good blueberry pudding. Dream in the warmth. While silvery streams moonbeams, fealing feeling by, will keep my littleboy littlejim safely softly dreaming.
coach - to ride or drive in a coach or motor coach + (advertisement for an inn).
Lucan - Dublin environ on the Liffey. Two earls of Lucan may have interested Joyce: (1) Patrick Sarsfield, a Wild Goose, who fought under James II, died in 1693, saying, "O that this were for Ireland!"; (2) Lord Lucan, who commanded cavalry at Balaclava and is associated by Joyce with the Light Brigade. In FW, Lucan is often linked with its neighboring environ, Chapelizod, usually as "Lucalizod," which links Issy and the two Isoldes to Lucia Joyce and Alice. (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake)
sulphur spa - spa with water containing sulphur + Joyce's note: 'spa'
lit. zu Besuch (ger) - as a guest
hit or miss - a situation in which there are equal chances of either success or failure; at random, at haphazard, happy-go-lucky
The Heavens Are Telling the Glories (song)
Pict - one of an ancient people of disputed origin and ethnological affinities, who formerly inhabited parts of north Britain. According to the chroniclers the Pictish kingdom was united with the Scottish under Kenneth MacAlpine in 843, and the name of the Picts as a distinct people gradually disappeared. In Scottish folk-lore, the Pechts are often represented as a dark pygmy race, or an underground people.
hack - to cut with heavy blows in an irregular or random fashion
saxum (l) - stone + Saxons were a Teutonic seafaring people occupying Schleswig and offshore isles. In the 5th century, under Hengest and Horsa they aided the Britons to repel the northern Picts and Scots, then settled down and took over.
burrow - Of animals: To make a burrow or small excavation, esp. as a hiding- or dwelling-place; fig. To lodge as in a burrow, hide oneself.
abed - in bed (Somewhat arch.)
ballet - to express by ballet-action or pantomime + FDV: The pics picts pickts are splitting hacking the saxums. It's snugger to curl burrow in bed than amble ballad on broadway. Tuck in your blank.