bravissimo! - Used to express great approval of a performance or performer.


dolando (l) - by chipping with an axe; by cudgeling soundly + dolenda (l) - things to be lamented + Dublin

addulce - to sweeten, to render pleasant or palatable + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: My Gentle Harp [air: The Coina; or, The Dirge].

picture + pike (Norwegian) - girl + turnpike - toll-gate.

tulip - fig. A showy person or thing, or one greatly admired + tummelplats (Swedish) - battlefield + tumleplads (Danish) - playground.

forain - obs. form of foreign + forain (French) - wandering, open air + rain dances.

doll (ger) - wild + Manover (ger) - maneuver.

VESUVIUS, MOUNTAIN - Volcano, East side of Bay of Naples, Italy; its eruption of 24 Aug 79 AD buried both Pompeii and Herculaneum. 

pyro- (gr) - fire- + pyrotechnics + hieroglyphics.


darkfall - the coming on of dark; dusk, nightfall

Grace O'Malley - Irish pirate + gracious majesty.

amnesty - forgetfulness, oblivion + "The prankquean was to hold her dummyship and the jimminies was to keep the peacewave and van Hoother was to git the wind up." [023.12-.14]

assembled - gathered into one place or company, put together + assombrir (fr) - darken.

wholetime - time considered customarily or standard + There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (song).

Budge: The Book of the Dead xliii: 'In the XXIst and XXIInd Dynasties... the papyri of the Book of the Dead... texts are inserted in them which belong to a great funeral composition entitled "The Book of that which is in the Underworld"'.

currier - one whose trade is the dressing and colouring of leather after it is tanned; a man armed with a currier (an early kind of fire-arm) + courier + (Shaun the Post).

brassard - armour for the upper part of the arm (Only Hist.); a badge worn on the arm

morrow - the day next after the present

ys (Welsh) - is

Morgana le Fay - sorceress in the King Arthur stories + morgen (ger) - tomorrow + as morgen was.

war (ger) - was

toth (obs.) - Exact meaning uncertain: the context implies some kind of wrong-doing + Thoth - Egyptian god + that

tother - the other (of two) + toth-ball (tovol) (gael) - "female place": female genitals, vulva.

Amun (also spelled Amon, Amoun, Amen), was a god in Egyptian mythology who in the form of Amun-Ra became the focus of the most complex system of theology in Ancient Egypt.

vouchsafe - to give, grant, or bestow in a gracious or condescending manner

sound picture = sound-film; also, any recording of an auditory event

furiously - suggestive of extreme anger in action or appearance, fierce + 'began furiously to think' (Joyce's note) [decision motif].

porn - abbrev. of pornography + FDV: Is Mr Porter always in his such good strong health? I thank you bestly, he is exceedingly well. One sees how he is stouther than of formerly. One would say him to have whole a litteringture of piglets under his aproham. She, she, she! Has Mr Porter been always so long married? O yes he is has been marrying since ever so long. She, she, she! But at what do you again leer? I am not leering, I assure pink your pardon pardons. I am very highly she she sherious.

squire - a country gentleman or landed proprietor, esp. one who is the principal landowner in a village or district

for the best - intended for, aiming at, tending to, the best result + FDV: I thank you bestly, he is exceedingly well.

integendeel (Dutch) - on the contrary

Herculanean (obs. rare.) - Humorously: 'Very strong' + Herculaneus (l) - pertaining to Herculaneum (town buried along with Pompeii by Vesuvius 79 A.D.).

stoutly (obs.) - stout, valiant + FDV: One sees how he is stouther than of formerly.

literature + litter of kids.

kidling - a little kid + FDV: One would say him to have whole a litteringture of piglets under his aproham.

apron + Abraham - the first of the Hebrew Patriarchs.

paterfamilias - the (male) head of a family or household

marrying - inclined or likely to marry + FDV: O yes he is has been marrying since ever so long. She, she, she!

oily - fig. 'Smooth' in behaviour or (esp.) in speech; subservient, 'supple' + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: Oh! Think Not My Spirits Are Always as Light [air: John Reilly the Active].

superfine - superlatively fine or excellent

mick - a pigeon + mic (Irish) - of a son.

mack - obs. f. make + mac (Irish) - son.

sherious (Irish Pronunciation) - serious + FDV: But at what do you again leer? I am not leering, I assure pink your pardon pardons. I am very highly she she sherious.

FDV: Do you not [must] want to go somewhere at on the present? Yes, O pity. Now We shall do a far walk so far as number one's one return of Sara's place. We can admire our her sceneries. This These little brilling streamlings please say trill me how they sing them? They are arise from her a clear springwell of our park which makes the blind to see the all blind? How it is clear? Yes, we shall have come to the watertrysting for here on another place is their chapelofeases of which you have not read too much. O, I must also quickingly to tryst myself in this so pretty pleasechapel. But make please, make do it your easiest easiness. [O, this is heaven.] O Mr Porter! O what shall I to do? Why do you suspire o so sigh for him for after that swollen one so as I hear it? I am not so sighing for his fate, I assure, but only I am so so so sososo soso sorry about my Sara about all in my Sara's place. Listen, listen! I am doing it. Hear to those voices! Always I am hearing about them. Humbert coughs enough. Annshee lispes privily.

prickly - having a sensation as of many pricking points, tingling; fig. Full of contentious or irritating points, difficult to deal with.

forthink - to think upon with pain; to regret, repent of, be sorry for; to change the direction of one's thoughts + verdenk niet (Dutch) - do not suspect + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: Oh! Think Not My Spirits Are Always as Light.

khaibit (Egyptian) - shadow + cubit - an ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. The Egyptian hieroglyph for the unit shows the symbol of a forearm, but it was rather longer than any actual forearms + The HAIDIT or Shadow can (roughly) be identified with what presently we call "the unconscious," including (some of) the "collective unconscious." It is the body with which the unconscious is experienced and the unconscious is its world. The term Shadow properly suggests that in these realities one is coming closer to the human dimension noumena -- that the HAIDIT's world, or parts of it, is that of the "shadows" cast by more essential realities. This is unlike the world of the AUFU and the KA, which remain closed off from any direct knowledge of essential or higher realities, although they are affected by them. (Robert Masters: The Goddess Sekhmet: The Way of the Five Bodies)

number one (Slang) - urination + FDV: We shall do a far walk so far as number one's one return of Sara's place.

sairy - sorry + Sarah Place, Dublin + Sarah - Abraham's wife. Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible, was the only son Abraham had with his wife Sarah, and was the father of Jacob and Esau. According to the Book of Genesis, Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born, and Sarah was beyond childbearing years.

Isis - Egyptian goddess

scenery - the general appearance of a place and its natural features, regarded from the picturesque point of view + FDV: We can admire our her sceneries.

rout - a disorderly, tumultuous, or disreputable crowd of persons + route.

ought - Vulgar corruption of nought in sense 'cipher'. Prob. originating in an erroneous division of 'a nought' as 'an ought'; but by many associated with the figure "0" of the cipher, which they take as the initial O of ought + 1001 (The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night).

ford - a shallow place in a river or other water, where a man or beast may cross by wading; poet. A stream, current (obs.) + Ath Cliath (aklie) (gael) - Hurdle Ford; (Dublin).

Silvanus Sanctus (l) - Holy Silvanus (god of woods) + Joyce's notes: VI.C.1.053j (r) 'S. Sylvania washed only tips of fingers at fd' === VI.B.16.116a 'S. Sylvania washed only tips of fingers at 60' (i.e. Raphael misread '60' as 'fd' and Joyce assumed 'fd' to be 'ford') Irish Rivers, The Tolka 391/2: 'The denial of the luxury of washing was a special mark of sanctity. One holy virgin, much renowned in eastern hagiology, Silvania of Jerusalem, could boast, at three score, that she had never washed her hands, or any part of her whole body, except the tips of her fingers, to receive the communion. Probably her sanctity would have been less conspicuous among the native Irish where dirt was a less common virtue'.

retrose (rare.) - turned backwards, reverted + retrorsum (l) - backward, back.

crocodile [.36]

brimstone (notebook 1924) Freeman's Journal 21 Jun 1924, 10/1: '100 years ago. In the Freeman's Journal. June 22, 1824': 'Thomas Burford, 12 Usher's Island, offers for sale the cargo of "The Doris," from Sicily, consisting of 50 tons of rough brimstone, 632 bags fresh sowash, 20 cases liquorice paste, 100 bags small nuts, and 1 case cantharides' + crimson.

Beware! (Joyce's note) Bédier: Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut 129 ('Le Gué Aventureux'): 'Que les félons se gardent!' (French 'Let the traitors beware!').

curfew - a regulation in force in mediæval Europe by which at a fixed hour in the evening, indicated by the ringing of a bell, fires were to be covered over or extinguished + garde à feu (fr) - fire guard + guarda (it) - look.

steal someone's heart - to cause to fall deeply in love with one + The Book of the Dead contains chapters composed to prevent the heart of a man from being carried off from him in the underworld by 'Stealers of Hearts' (Budge: The Book of the Dead ch. XXVII, has a vignette depicting these as four men).

in regard - since, because, inasmuch as, considering that (obs.)


Genesis 19:26: (of Lot) 'But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt' + (to throw salt over shoulder for luck).

Sui - Mr Wilder says, crocodile-god in Book of the Dead, met after the chapter, "Not Getting the Heart" Budge: The Book of the Dead cx: 'Chapter XXXI. By the recital of this Chapter the deceased was able to frustrate the designs of the monster Sui, which came in the form of 3 or 4 crocodiles to carry off from him the words of power which he had obtained' + tui (Chinese) - to correspond + sui (Chinese) - to follow + do so deafmute.

Shu and Tefnut - twin brother and sister Egyptian gods of the atmosphere, firstborn of Ra, representing dryness and moisture respectively (Budge: The Book of the Dead cxiv) + deafmute.