FDV: Anyhow (In the margin Joyce wrote : M) Have they not called him inwader & uitlander, the notable, crashing libels in their beards about him, the right renownsable patriarch [and his swanee and the old Eyrewaker's family sock they laid smuggled between betune them [roaring free boose for the man from the Nark, sure he never was worth a [cornerwall] fark, and his banishee woman bedpan, she's a queer little bite of a tark] as they wendelled their way zigaway zingaway home wivesward from his [most] opulent vinery [highjacking] through the bottleneck pass & seeking claiming cold cowled consollation aloft sursumcordial in from the light bluefunkfires of the dipper & the martials' martians' frost].
troublous - characterized by trouble, agitation, or disturbance; causing trouble or grief
perilous - causing or occasioning great danger; full of risk; dangerous + Joyce sent Stanislaus Joyce a telegram, signed "Pennilesse" (Letters, II, 252, N.3).
indignation meeting - a meeting to express public indignation in reference to some proceeding + (notebook 1924): 'mock indignation meeting'.
women + Vehme (ger) - feud.
invective - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
volley - to utter (words, etc.) rapidly or impetuously
Uitlander - foreigner, outlander + uitlander (Dutch) - foreigner.
notable - a person of eminence or distinction + (notebook 1924): 'notables'.
crash - fig. To discuss with violence and noise (obs. rare.)
libel - any false and defamatory statement in conversation or otherwise
mounted - Of material things: Elevated or piled up like a mountain (Now rare.) + Slattery's Mounted Foot - Percy French's song about comic Irish peasant warriors, extravagant in heroic wish, cowardly in act.
renounceable - that may be renounced + renounce - to abandon, cast off, repudiate.
Heinz canned foods
Swanee whistle - a small woodwind instrument with a slide-plunger to vary the pitch, chiefly used as a toy + Swanee River (song).
her ainsel' (Scottish) - herself (*A*)
eyre - itineration, circuit
betune (Irish) - between + FDV: [and his swanee and the old Eyrewaker's family sock they laid smuggled between betune them
Reilly - var. 'Riley' (In colloq. phr. 'the life of Riley': a comfortable, enjoyable, and carefree existence.)
nark - an annoying or unpleasant thing or situation; a source of astonishment or vexation + ark + "— Three quarks for Muster Mark! / Sure he hasn't got much of a bark" [383.01-.02] + (Noah got drunk and exposed himself before his daughters [.25]).
Mark of Cornwall
bedpan - a pan for warming beds, a warming-pan + FDV: [roaring free boose for the man from the Nark, sure he never was worth a [cornerwall] fark, and his banishee woman bedpan, she's a queer little bite of a tark]
quare - queer + queer old bit of a tart.
wend one's way - to go or journey in a certain way or direction + Oliver Wendell Holmes - author of The Professor at the Breakfast-Table [124.09-.10] and The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table [434.31]
wayward - resistant to guidance or discipline + FDV: as they wendelled their way zigaway zingaway home wivesward from his [most] opulent vinery
opulent - rich, wealthy, affluent
vinery - a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced
highjack - to steal (contraband or stolen goods) in transit, to rob (a bootlegger or smuggler) of his illicit goods; to hold up and commandeer (a vehicle and its load) in transit.
naggin - variant of noggin (a small drinking vessel; a mug or cup)
haul - to propel oneself, to make one's way
hogshead - a large cask or barrel; Applied to a person with allusion to the animal.
axpostolating apoxtelating (notebook 1924) → expostulating - expressing strong disapproval or disagreement.
cowled - furnished with or wearing a cowl + cold comfort - very limited consolation or empathy + FDV: [highjacking] through the bottleneck pass & seeking claiming cold cowled consollation aloft sursumcordial in from the light bluefunkfires of the dipper & the martials' martians' frost].
Sursum corda - in Latin Eucharistic liturgies, the words addressed by the celebrant to the congregation at the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer; in English rites, the corresponding versicle, 'Lift up your hearts'.
blue funk - extreme fear, tremulous dread
dipper - one who uses immersion in baptism; esp. an Anabaptist or Baptist; the popular name in the United States for the configuration of seven bright stars in Ursa Major (called in Britain 'the Plough', or 'Charles's Wain').
Martian - of or pertaining to planet Mars + (notebook 1923): 'Martin (Marsicolae)' → O. Henry: The Four Million 28: 'A Cosmopolite in a Café': 'Here I had found a man not made from dust; one who had no narrow boasts of birthplace or country, one who, if he bragged at all, would brag of his whole round globe against the Martians and the inhabitants of the Moon'.
frost - esp. Of a person: Coldness of behaviour or temperament, frigidity; slang (originally Theatr.). A failure.
FDV: Do they not, the small traders, abhor abhors from him, the thundering thunderincoup thunderinslop thunderinslog, him whose speech does dares (In the margin Joyce wrote : X) not discriminate no undersiding between the wifely and the mansign, the a foxhalt foxfelled foxfelledway & monkhunter?
dismal + FDV: Do they not, the small traders, abhor abhors from him,
abhor - fig. To regard with horror, extreme repugnance or disgust; to hate utterly, loathe, abominate.
regender (obs.) - to beget again; to make or create afresh; to form anew + unregenerated.
slog - a vigorous blow + donderslag (Dutch) - thunderclap + FDV: the thundering thunderincoup thunderinslop thunderinslog,
brogue - a strongly-marked dialectal pronunciation or accent + sprog (Danish) - language.
underside - the under or lower side or surface + understand + FDV: him whose speech does dares (In the margin Joyce wrote : X) not discriminate no undersiding between the wifely and the mansign, the a foxhalt foxfelled foxfelledway & monkhunter?
betwixt - between
wifely - pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a wife
mens (l) - mind, intellect, heart + conscientia (l) - consciousness + rectio (l) - direction, governing, administration + mens [sibi] conscia recti (l) - a mind [self-] aware of what is correct (Vergil, Aeneid I, 604).
hemale = heman - orig. U.S., a particularly strong, virile, or masterful man.
unbrace - to allow or make (the heart) to relax in feeling; to free (oneself) from restraint + embracing.
omni- - all, universally
drop your aitches - to not pronounce the 'h' at the beginning of words
Maida Vale, London
orse - obs. ff. horse
Troy (Ilium, Ilion, Ilia) + ilium (Low Latin) - groin, flank.
matin - Eccl. One of the canonical hours of the breviary; properly a midnight office, but sometimes recited at daybreak, and followed immediately by lauds + matin (fr) - morning.
carrefour (fr) - crossroads + (ass).
Plautius, Aulus - Roman general, helped conquer Britain, 48 AD.
Appius Claudius Tiberius - Roman decemvir; Claudius I, 4th Roman emperor, feigned imbecility to avert murder by Caligula + habeas corpus.
trivial - a trivial matter; a triviality, trifle. Usually pl. + trivialis (l) - pertaining to the crossroads + (notebook 1924): 'trivial' → Key: John McCormack, His Own Life Story 38: 'Thus, from a trivial episode, was I projected into a sleepless night'.
bivouac - an encampment for the night in the open air
monolith - a single block of stone, esp. one of notable size, shaped into a pillar + monomythos (gr) - a single word, sole speech + tri-, bi-, mono- - three-, two-, one-.
FDV: Is there not among cismarine dwellers, now at last a togethergush stillbutyouknow stillandbutallyousee that inasfaras insofarforthas in all concreation one efficient first every timer gets there finally as a complex matter of pure form, for those excesses and that hardhearingness of (In the margin Joyce wrote: K) their eldfar in their his their gropings and stumblings, through their taint and its treason, another like that other alter but not quite such another anander and still but one not just all the same selfsame and but all just the same the main another one still encore and one more encore immerhim but may always new and the last up to date storm no later sooner than today noonalarm noonqualm have evertheless been made amenable? Yet he begot em.
amongst = among
hebdomadary - a member of Roman Catholic convent appointed for the week to sing the chapter mass and lead the recitation of the canonical hours + REVUE HEBDOMADAIRE - Weekly journal of literature and the arts, published in Paris since 1892.
gush - objectionably effusive or sentimental display of feeling, esp. in verbal expression
in so far - in such measure or degree (as); to such extent (that) + FDV: a togethergush stillbutyouknow stillandbutallyousee that inasfaras insofarforthas in all concreation one efficient first every timer gets there finally as a complex matter of pure form,
concreation (obs. rare.) - creation together + Swanee River (song): 'All up and down the whole creation'.
efficient - Of persons: Adequately skilled + Aristotle defines four causes: efficient, final, material and formal.
excess - the overstepping the limits of moderation + FDV: for those excesses and that hardhearingness of their eldfar in their his their gropings and stumblings,
eld (Archaic) - old + far (Danish) - father.
grippe (fr) - influenza + gripes - colic pains + Greeks and Romans.
taint - a touch of discredit, dishonour, or disgrace + paint.
treason - breach of faith, treacherous action, treachery + FDV: through their taint and its treason,
alter - something (esp. another person) regarded as existing outside the self + alter (l) - other, the other.
anandros (gr) - unmanly, cowardly + einander (ger) - another + ander (Dutch) - other + FDV: another like that other alter but not quite such another anander
selfsame - (the) very same, very identical + FDV: and still but one not just all the same selfsame
maim - to injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation + même (fr) - same.
encore - an extra or repeated performance + encore (fr) - still, as yet.
immerhin (ger) - in spite of everything + FDV: and but all just the same the main another one still encore and one more encore immerhim
amenable - disposed or willing to comply (Matthew 26:41: "the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak") + FDV: but may always new and the last up to date storm no later sooner than today noonalarm noonqualm have evertheless been made amenable?