Tiergarten - zoo
nenuphar - water lily, Egyptian lotus
aryuz (Armenian) - lion + Sirius
aryun (Armenian) - blood + Orion
Pegasus - Winged horse of Greek myth, symbol of the sacred king's or hero's journey to heaven; an image of death and apotheosis, like the mythic death-hordes of northern Europe. He sprang from the "wise blood" of the Moon-goddess Medusa, who embodied the principle of medha, the Indo-European root word for female wisdom. Or, alternately, he was the magic horse Arion, "the moon creature on high," born of the Goddess Demeter and ridden by Heracles in his role of sacred king in Elis + bogha (boa) (gael) - bow (in archery); bow (of a boat) + Bôghos (Armenian) - Paul.
baregam (Armenian) - friend + gam - a leg.
mademoiselle - an unmarried Frenchwoman; a (foreign) serving-maid + Marmor (ger) - marble + marmnaser (Armenian) - carnal, sensual.
Marmeniere - Armenia + marmin (Armenian) - flesh, body + song Mademoseille from Armentičres (British soldiers' song).
tot weerziens (Dutch) - goodbye, au revoir ('to the seeing again')
negen en twintig (Dutch) - "29", Issy and twenty-eight
post zegel (Dutch) - postage stamp + Sihlpost - Zurich's main post office + Siegel (ger) - seal.
wat (Dutch) - something, a few; what?
brievenbus (Dutch) - letterbox, postbox
besieged - invested or surrounded by hostile forces
stil (Dutch) - silent, quiet
Lilith - female demon of Jewish folklore; her name and personality are derived from the class of Mesopotamian demons called lilû (feminine: lilitu). In rabbinic literature Lilith is variously depicted as the mother of Adam's demonic offspring following his separation from Eve.
Isis Unveiled - first major work of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. In this book she criticized the science and religion of her day and asserted that mystical experience and doctrine were the means to attain true spiritual insight and authority.
watchful - engaged in or accustomed to watching or close observation, vigilant
treacher - a deceiver, a cheat, one who deceives by trickery, a traitor
that is to say - Used to introduce a more explicit or intelligible re-statement of what immediately precedes, or a limiting clause necessary to make the statement correct; Sometimes used sarcastically to introduce a statement of the real fact which a quoted statement misrepresents or euphemistically veils.
fooi (Dutch) - tip, gratuity, what one gives to a chambermaid + foei! (Dutch) - fie, for shame!
kamermeisje (Dutch) - chamber maid + Mistress Kate
zeep (Dutch) - soap + soep (Dutch) - soup + in't zeepsop (Dutch) - in soap suds.
laarzen (Dutch) - boots → Therefore: boot boys + laarzenlade (Dutch) - boot-drawer, boot-shelf.
zijn (Dutch) - two meanings: 1) To be 2) His. "Zijn zijn": his being + (onomat.) + we zijn (Dutch) - we are.
we moesten ons haasten (Dutch) - we had to hurry
te (Dutch) - to
declareer (Dutch) - declare
glim - to take a look at, watch
preseeing = foreseeing
heat - intensity or great warmth of feeling; fervour, ardour, passion
yield - the action of yielding crops or other products, production; that which is produced, produce; esp. amount of produce.
corn - a grain, a seed
shame - to make ashamed, to cause to feel shame + shim - to shine (obs.) + Shem + Lord Byron: Don Juan III.lxxxvi: 'The Isles of Greece, the Isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung'.
habben (Gipsy) - food, victuals + happen + we hebben (Dutch) - we have.
upseek - to seek or search out, to search through + haben aufzusuchen (ger) - have to look up + opzoeken (Dutch) - to look up, seek out, see, make a call on + Anglicised Dutch: "We have to look it up a bit in our township's newspapers, because we knew it"; (We hebben - We have; Opzoeken - "Seek up", to look something up; Beetje - "Bittie", a little bit; Door - through; Courants - Newspapers; Want - because).
a bit - a little, somewhat + bitty - tiny, (charmingly) small + een beetje (Dutch) - a little bit.
door (Dutch) - through, by
township - the inhabitants of a town; manor, village, town
courant - a paper containing news, a published newsletter or newspaper. (Now only in names of newspapers, esp. in Scotland and northern counties) + courant (Dutch) - newspaper.
want (Dutch) - for (causal conj.)
't (Dutch) - it, the (reduced form of 'het')
insight - the fact of penetrating with the eyes of the understanding into the inner character or hidden nature of things; a glimpse or view beneath the surface + FDV: With deepseeing insight he may have prayed in silence that his wordwounder might become the first of a long distinguished dinasty his most cherished idea being a formation, as in more favoured climes, of a truly criminal class, thereby eliminating much general delinquency from all classes & masses.
patriarchal - of or belonging to a patriarch; of or characteristic of the patriarchs or their times.
seamanna (shamena) (gael) - quotations, sophistries, rigmarole + Let's say that "shaman" was a word. If it does come from the word "saman" (exalted), it describes a state of consciousness, not a role. The whole idea of Shaman culture is to be able to connect with the Divine through ecstasy. + REFERENCE
broadstone - hewn or squared stone, masonry of such stone
by (Danish) - town (i.e birth of a city)
STATUE OF WILLIAM III - The equestrian statue erected in College Green 1 July 1701 was long a symbol of the Protestant Ascendancy, a point of contention between the Orange faction, for whom it was a rallying point, and Irish nationalists. Before it was finally blown up in 1929, and removed, it was frequently covered with tan and grease, defaced, or partially blown up. Generations of Dubliners commented on the fact that the statue faced the Castle, turning its back on TCD + billy - lad, fellow, boy.
white horsed - bearing the figure of the white horse (reputed as the ensign of the Saxons when they invaded Britain; also as the sign, and hence the name, of an inn); having or driving a white horse or horses.
anxious seat - a seat near the pulpit; a state of worry or anxiety caused by uncertianity.
kun je niet geef mij... (Dutch) - can you not give me... + gift (Dutch) - gift, present; poison, venom + geef mij, geef me (Dutch) - give me + geef mij toe (Dutch) - grant me, admit to me, give in to me.
Tobit - Apocryphal book. Tobit was blind and saw again + toe bout a peer = to peer about + toegift (Dutch) - makeweight, extra + toe! (Dutch) - please! + bout (Dutch) - bolt, leg of animal or bird considered as a joint for the table, drumstick.
peer (Dutch) - pear + pair
zacht ei (Dutch) - soft-boiled egg
helluf - Dutch informal pronunciation of 'helft' = half
ex profundis malorum (l) - "out of the depths of evil"
bred - p.p. of breed (to give rise to, engender, develop, produce, create)
unfeigned - sincere, genuine, true + Joyce's note: 'unfeigned charity'
charity - love, kindness, affection, natural affection: now esp. with some notion of generous or spontaneous goodness.
wounder - wonder; one who wounds, that which wounds
Engels (Dutch) - English + Engel (Dutch) - Angel.
nomen (l) - name
nash - soft, tender, gentle; to go away, quit + Nash, Thomas (1567-1601) - English poet, playwright, pamphleteer. Wyndham Lewis, meaning to be uncomplimentary, compared the opening of "Shem the Penman" to Nash and said Joyce and Nash met on the common ground of Rabelais + nahash (Hebrew) - "serpent".
any old how = any how + Genesis 3:14: 'Upon thy belly shalt thou go' (God's curse of the serpent).
mottled - dappled with spots or blotches
rab (rob) (gael) - hog + rab (Pan-Slavonic) - slave.
James Joyce: Ulysses.15.2447: 'Serpents too are gluttons for woman's milk'
missus - missis
benevolence - an expression of goodwill, an act of kindness; favourable feeling or disposition.
prudency - ability to discern the most suitable, politic, or profitable course of action, esp. as regards conduct; practical wisdom.
astuteness - mental subtlety, shrewdness, keenness of penetration or discernment
unfold - to open or unwrap the folds of, to spread open (transf. or fig.)
posteriors - descendants [(notebook 1924): 'posteriors = descendants']