brille (obs. rare.) - to shine + Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking-Glass ch. I: 'Looking-Glass House': "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; / All mimsy were the borogoves, / And the mome raths outgrabe." → Following the poem, the character of Humpty Dumpty comments: "'Brillig' means four o'clock in the afternoon, the time when you begin broiling things for dinner." According to Mischmasch, it is derived from the verb to bryl or broil. + thrilling.

lit. sag mir (ger) - tell me + FDV: This These little brilling streamlings please say trill me how they sing them?

The SAHU continues much of the Work begun by the KHU and adds to this other Work which the KHU could not have done. This "Spiritual Body" is, above all, an adept of self-regulated "movement" along the continuum of consciousness, becoming eventually able to experience states of consciousness which otherwise can only be given by the Neters. Foremost among these is what some schools call Kundalini, an "energy system" which, in the Egyptian metapsychology, is identified with the Goddess Sekhmet. By "raising Kundalini" -- which only the SAHU can do, although lower bodies counterfeit the experience -- the brain of the physical body is altered and much more of it comes into use, increasing the powers of all the bodies. Then the SAHU, if proper Work is done, can acquire SEKHEM (Power or Might). SEKHEM is the most formidable of the human potentials and allows its conscious possessor to function both in the human dimension and in the interaction with Neters in ways that would, if they were known, appear "superhuman" to non-initiates. (Robert Masters: The Goddess Sekhmet: The Way of the Five Bodies)

springwell - a spring or well of water + trans. Pairc an Fionnuisce (park un finishki) (gael) - Clear-water Field; anglic. Phoenix Park.

daft - silly, foolish, stupid + deaf

blend = blended + blind + FDV: They are arise from her a clear springwell of our park which makes the blind to see the all blind?

endearment - love or affection; "...At the furthest distance from the castle there grew a pine... At its foot a lively spring flowed between narrow banks into the castle itself... Every evening Tristan cleverly carved bits of bark and small branches... and... tossed the bundle into the stream." (from the Bedier's Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut, chapter "Le Grand pin"). 

frond - the leaf or leaflike part of a palm, fern, or similar plant

thereup - up on that, upon that (place or thing)

Buchstabe (ger) - letter (of alphabet)

branching - the action of throwing out branches, or of diverging in the manner of branches; ramification; concr. a collection of branches

druggeted - covered or carpeted with drugget (a coarse woollen stuff used for floor-coverings, table-cloths, etc.)

incut - set in by or as if by cutting; spec. in Printing, inserted in a space left in the outside of the text instead of in the margin

can - to have practical knowledge of (a language, art, etc.)

Tantrist - an adherent of tantrism + (notebook 1923): Tantris is shadow of Tristan (EP) [EP = Ezra Pound] When Tristan went to Ireland, he inverted his name to Tantris. Joyce pointed out (Letters, III, 174) that Swift and Lewis Carroll did the same, and so in FW do all three and lots of others. Tantris also has doubtless to do with the Hindu Tantric Sects whose texts were revealed by Siva. There are "right hand and left hand sects," and the left-hand ones practice orgiastic rites (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

spelling (obs.) - speaking, talking, discourse, utterance; In OE. esp. 'idle or unprofitable talk' + At the furthest distance from the castle there grew a pine. . . . At its foot a lively spring flowed between narrow banks into the castle itself. . . . Every evening Tristan cleverly carved bits of bark and small branches . . . and . . . tossed the bundle into the stream.

lese (ger) - read


ailm (elim) (gael) - elm (pine); letter A

beith (be) (gael) - birch; letter B

coll (kol) (gael) - hazel tree; letter C + Ulysses.17.1977: 'Brigid's elm in Kildare'.

dair (dor) (gael) - oak; letter D

tawny - name of a composite colour, consisting of brown with a preponderance of yellow or orange + teithne (tene) (gael) - furze; letter T.

"R" (imitation Irish tree-letter)

ilex - the holm-oak or evergreen oak (Quercus Ilex) + "I" (imitation Irish tree-letter).

sallow - a plant of the genus Salix, a willow + sail (sal) (gael) - willow; letter S.

pine - an evergreen coniferous tree (genus Pinus, family Pinaceae) that has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves, grown for its soft timber or for tar and turpentine + ailm (elim) (gael) - letter A.

trysting - an agreement, as between lovers, to meet at a certain time and place

hedges + Description of white limestone block at the end of the shaft in the north side of the Queens Chamber: "Quarry marks are still visible, along with the sign of the work-gang "wadi" ("the green ones") and a sign thought to be the hieroglyph "prjj" ("to come out" of the tomb)" + Wadjet, or the Green One was one of the oldest Egyptian goddesses. In the Pyramid Texts it is suggested that she created the first papyrus plant and papyrus swamp. Her link to the papyrus is strengthened by the fact that her name was written using the glyph of a papyrus plant and the same plant was the heraldic plant of Lower Egypt.

maiden - Of a plant or tree: that has grown from seed, not from a stock; that has not been budded, lopped, pruned, or transplanted.

ferm = farm + fern

chapel of ease - a chapel built for the convenience of parishioners who live far from the parish church. Also fig. + chapel of ease (Slang) - water closet + Saint Mary's Chapel of Ease, Dublin + Chapelizod + FDV: 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.

Parnell: 'When you sell get my price'

ma - a childish and colloquial shortening of mamma

sorrowful - full of, oppressed by, sorrow or grief; unhappy, sad

Zion - the name of one of the hills of Jerusalem, on which the city of David was built, and which became the centre of Jewish life and worship; in biblical and derived use, allusively for: The house or household of God + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: The Parallel: 'Yes, sad one of Sion' + Izod.

cloister - a place of religious seclusion; a monastery or nunnery; a convent

dreep - to fall in drops, to drip

monkshood - a plant of the genus Aconitum, esp. Aconitum Napellus: plant from which aconite extracted (Ulysses.17.624).

triste - sad, mournful, lamentable + Vulgate Matthew 26:38: 'tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem': 'my soul is sad even unto death'.

ivytod - a growth or clump of ivy, an ivy bush + Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner VII.22-24: 'When the ivy-tod is heavy with snow, And the owlet whoops to the wolf below, That eats the she-wolf's young' (part of the hermit's speech).

dearth - fig. and transf. Scarcity of anything, material or immaterial + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: When Cold in the Earth.

blanching - whitening, becoming white + Isolde Blanchemains.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Christabel

underclothes - underwear

gay - bright or lively-looking, esp. in colour; brilliant, showy

kirtle - a woman's gown; a skirt or outer petticoat

curtsies - pl. of curtsy (an obeisance; now applied to a feminine movement of respect or salutation, made by bending the knees and lowering the body)

peony - resembling a peony-flower, dark red; esp. of the cheeks, plump and rosy


tryst - a private, romantic rendezvous between lovers; to keep a rendezvous of this kind

littleease - a place in which there is little ease for him who occupies it; a narrow place of confinement + FDV: O, I must also quickingly to tryst myself in this so pretty pleasechapel.

Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: The Parallel [air: I Would Rather Than Ireland]

easiness - the quality of being easy in attitude, behaviour, style, etc.; gentleness, indulgence, kindness + business + FDV: But make please, make do it your easiest easiness.

O Mister Porter, Whatever Shall I Do? (song) + "Why do I am alook alike a poss of porterpease?" + FDV: [O, this is heaven.] O Mr Porter! O what shall I to do?

limen (l) - treshold + limnos (gr) - lake + FDV: Why do you suspire o so sigh for him for after that swollen one so as I hear it?

"Lissom! lissom! I am doing it. Hark, the corne entreats! And the larpnotes prittle." [021.02-.04]

leman - a person beloved by one of the opposite sex; a lover or sweetheart + Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies: song: When Cold in the Earth [air: Limerick's Lamentation].

SARAH PLACE - Small street, now obliterated by housing estate, on North bank of Liffey, just West of Sarah Bridge (aka Island Bridge) + saaras (Irish Pronunciation) - sorrows + FDV: 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. 

banshee - a supernatural being supposed by the peasantry of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands to wail under the windows of a house where one of the inmates is about to die.

privily - confidentially or in secret (archaic) + FDV: Listen, listen! I am doing it. Hear to those voices! Always I am hearing about them. Humbert coughs enough. Annshee lispes privily.

{Speaker: *E*} + FDV: He is quieter now. Sh! Let us listen wait a min.

entitled - qualified for by right according to law; given a title or identifying name + legally-entitled to have access to partner + {Speaker: *C*}

wildebeest (Afrikaans) - gnu + wilde beesten (Dutch) - wild beasts + Anglican marriage ceremony: (not) 'like brute beasts that have no understanding'.

by right of captain (marriage at sea)

Anglican marriage ceremony: 'they two shall be one flesh' + Genesis 2:24: 'and they shall be two in one flesh' (of husband and wife)

Anglican marriage ceremony: 'to have and to hold' + FDV: Legalentitled accesstopartnzz non-accesstopartnzz. Byrightofcaptzz. Asiftwerewildebeestzz. Bsurd! Haveandtoholdpp. Twainbeonefleshz.

sleeps + {Speaker: *A*} + FDV: Sis? Let us go. Make a noise! Slee...

quiet + quick + {Speaker: *E*}

girl + FDV: Obstructrightofwayz Obstructrightofwayzsurd. Beautyofunionzz. Claimtopossesskk. / Quiet! Put out the li! Pu Pout!

John Keble: The Christian Year (1827): 'Hues of the rich unfolding morn... New every morning is the Love, Our wakening and uprising prove... God will provide for sacrifice' (a well-known hymn) + {Speaker: *C*} + FDV: Hues of the richunfoldmm. Waken and uprisingproveff. Injoinsin holymatrimonnn Enjoindinholymatrimonnn.

hist - a sibilant exclamation used to enjoin silence, or call on people to listen + {Speaker: *A*}

list - to listen to, hear + FDV: Wait! Hist! Let us listen.

FDV: For in our unclean underground netherworld spirits bosomfoes which are working tooth & nail [overtime]. In our earthpits earthveins deathmines toadcavities cheese... cheeseganglions & saltclosters psaltclosters underfed underfeed nagging fore nibbling nibblers fourrunners forerunners, knocking us afterman up out of his ---- love's afternoon convolution hinterclutch. Down with their puting tools! whither youngdammers are will be soon pocking heartpocking on the their old [gammer's better's] dournoggers. The demidiamond yungfries will be frisking backfrisking over their lyingin underlayers. Spick & spade troweling a gravetrench for their first forebear Fortinbrace Fortimbrace. Up with his your clayman's club!

netherworld = underworld - a sphere or region lying or considered to lie below the ordinary one + FDV: unclean underground netherworld spirits bosomfoes

tooth and nail - with one's utmost efforts, with all one's might

overtime - beyond the regular time

ganglion - Phys. An enlargement or knot on a nerve, forming a centre from which nerve-fibres radiate + FDV: In our earthpits earthveins deathmines toadcavities cheese... cheeseganglions

clister - a medicine injected into the rectum, to empty or cleanse the bowels, to afford nutrition, etc. + kloster (ger) - convent, monastery + FDV: & saltclosters psaltclosters