macadamized - (road) made of macadam

sidetrack - a side path

nekropolitan - of or belonging to necropolis (cemetery, an ancient burying place).

barring - excepting

footbeat - foot step, pace, tread + bothar (boher) (gael) - road, path; anglic. -batter in place-names.

Giant's Causeway - a natural formation in county Antrim, Ireland, consisting of a collection of basaltic columns extending like a mole or pier into the sea.

bordered - having a border, edged

speedwell - one or other species of Veronica, an extensive genus of small herbaceous plants with leafy stems and small blue (rarely pink or white) flowers.

white clover - trefoil T. repens

sorrel - one or other of certain small perennial plants belonging to the genus Rumex, characterized by a sour taste, and to some extent cultivated for culinary purposes +     sorra a foot knows (Anglo-Irish) - no one knows.

beaten - worn out, dilapidated

plaintiff -  Law. The party who brings a suit into a court of law; a complainant, prosecutor; opposed to defendant.

scavanger - one who collects filth, one who does 'dirty work'

dump - a pile or heap of refuse or other matter 'dumped' or thrown down + I asked him what he had done to me, and he said that I was in pieces. His tone was reproachful, and he seemed to be annoyed or dissatisfied with me. He repeated various times that I was in pieces and that I had to come together again. He tried to feign a severe tone, but he laughed in the middle of his harangue. He was telling me that it was just terrible that I was spread all over the place, and that he would have to use a broom to sweep all my pieces into one heap ... Don Juan then turned my body around and pointed to a lump on the ground. Don Genaro pulled me closer to it and made me go around it. The lump was a man lying on the ground. He was lying on his stomach with his face turned to his right. They kept on pointing out the man to me as they spoke. They pulled me and twisted me around him. I could not focus my eyes on him at all, but finally I had a feeling of quietness and sobriety and I looked at the man. I had a slow awakening into the realization that the man lying on the ground was me (Tales of Power, Carlos Castaneda).

serpentine - a winding path, something that winds sinuously + Although the long pond which curves from one end of the Zoo in Phoenix Park to the other resembles the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, London, it has no name, official or popular. The avenue of elms laid out by Lord Chesterfield along the line of the present Main Road was serpentine. 

Phoenix Park + fornix (l) - arch, vault, brothel + porneion (gr) - brothel. 

farewell + keepsake - anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of, or in remembrance of, the giver + trans. Pairc an Fionnuisce (park un finishki) (gael) - Field of the Clear Water; anglic. Phoenix Park.

baptized +  tau (gr) - letter T + tauf- (ger) - baptize + Tau (ger) - dew + taub (ger) - deaf.

purge - that which purges; spec. an aperient medicine, a purgative; the act of purging + Patrick's Purgatory - a cave on an island in Lough Derg, which Christ revealed to St Patrick, saying that whoever spent a day and a night there would witness hell's torments, heaven's bliss. It was a favorite resort of pilgrims, but was closed by the pope's order on St Patrick's Day, 1497. Also, according to legend it was the last stronghold of the devil in Ireland until St Patrick drove the devil out by 40 days of fasting and prayer).

BUTCHER'S WOOD - South of Castleknock Gate, Phoenix Park. In Le Fanu's The House by the Churchyard, Dr Sturk is bludgeoned and left for dead in Butcher's Wood by Paul Dangerfield (alias Charles Archer), who is overheard by Charles Nutter, agent for Lord Castlemallard's Irish properties, as Dangerfield is his English agent. Fireworker O'Flaherty, of the artillery regiment stationed in Chapelizod, is not involved. Mr Nutter later fights an abortive duel with Lt Hyacinth 'Fireworker' O'Flaherty, also in Phoenix Park.

fireworker - one who makes a fireworks; an artillery officer

O' Flaithbheartaigh (o'flaverti) (geal) - descendant of Flaithbheartach ("bright ruler").

nutter - a gatherer of nuts; an insane person, an eccentric person + Nutter - in LeFanu's House by the Churchyard, Nutter is steward to Lord Castlemallard; he fights a comic duel in the Phoenix Park with Fireworker O'Flaherty.

Archer, Charles - villain of LeFanu's (q.v.) "House by the Churchyard". Through most of the novel, Archer is known as Dangerfield; with deadly intent, he stuns Sturk, who later is, so to speak, "resurrected." The crime is done in Butcher's Wood in the Phoenix Park + nursery rhyme A Was an Archer. 

Sturk - occupant of LeFanu's House by the Churchyard, he is attacked in Butcherswood in the Phoenix Park. Sturk is "resurrected" by Black Dillon + sturc (sturk) (geal) - corpse of one who dies upright + torc (turk) - wild boar, hog.

footprint - the print or impression left by the foot; spec. in Geol. a fossilized one + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard, ch. 53 (has drawing of footprint left by Nutter's boot at scene of murder).

breech - the buttocks, posteriors, rump, seat

envolve = involve - to entangle (a matter), to render intricate

subtle - not easily grasped, understood, or perceived, intricate, fine or delicate, esp. to such an extent as to elude observation or analysis.

weald - a heavily wooded area, forest

wolfberry - sort of shrub, mountain cranberry

castra (l) - camp (pl. of castrum - fort) + castramentor (l) - to pitch camp + castratio (l) - pruning; castration.

leabhar (lyour) (geal) - book

brand (Danish) - fire

loveletter - a letter written by a lover to the beloved, and expressing amatory sentiments.

ruction - a disturbance, riot, tumult

race - the act of running; a run

forethought - previous thought or consideration; thought for the future, provident care.

reconcilement - the fact of reconciling or being reconciled to another or to each other.

give over - to leave off, finish, cease from (an action); to give up, abandon (an attempt, a habit, a mode of life).

pick - choice, a bit of food, a scanty meal, scrap; A tool consisting of an iron bar, usually curved, steel-tipped, tapering squarely to a point at one end, and a chisel-edge or point at the other (but sometimes blunt at one end), attached through an eye in the centre to a wooden handle placed perpendicularly to its concave side. ArchŠol. A prehistoric implement used for breaking up rocks, soil, etc. Fishing. A kind of gaff, an eel-spear.

Heer (Dutch) - Lord

Sprache (ger) - language + sprak (Dutch) - spoke.

propaganda fide (l) - things of the faith to be propagated (name of a Vatican agency) (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

nuptial - of or pertaining to marriage or the marriage ceremony

bird of prey - a predatory or rapacious bird + (notebook 1924): 'eagles sharpen beak before battle'.

mortal + morfa (gr) - form.

pome - a fruit of the apple kind or resembling an apple; a jocular alteration of 'poem'.

terrine - earthenware dish or jar + terrenus (l) - consisting of earth, earthy.

Agni - [Sanskrit: "Fire"] fire-god of the Hindus, second only to Indra in the Vedic mythology of ancient India. He is equally the fire of the sun, of lightning, and of the hearth that men light for purposes of worship.

aflame - in or into flame; ablaze + ara (l) - altar + flamen (l) - priest of one particular deity + aurea flamma (l) - golden flame + oriflamme - ancient royal standard of France + Flamme (ger) - flame.

Mithra - [Sanskrit: "friend" or "contract."; In short, Mithra may signify any kind of communication between men and whatever establishes good relations between them] the Iranian god of the sun, justice, contract, and war in pre-Zoroastrian (6th century BC or earlier) Iran.

monish - admonish (to give authoritative or warning advice)

Shiva - [Sanskrit: "Auspicious One"] one of the main deities of Hinduism and one of the most complex gods of India, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities. He is both the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger.

slew - p.p. of slay

maya - [Sanskrit: "wizardry," or "illusion"] powerful force that creates the cosmic illusion that the phenomenal world is real + mahamudra - [Sanskrit: "the great seal"] , in Tantric Buddhism, the final goal, the union of all apparent dualities. Mudra, in addition to its more usual meaning, has in Tantric Buddhism the esoteric meaning of "female partner," which in turn symbolizes prajña ("wisdom"). The union of the Tantric initiate with his sexual partner signifies the symbolic union of the upaya (the "means," or method of teaching the goal) with prajña and--on the highest level--the identity of samsara (the phenomenal world) with Nirvana (ultimate reality).

oblivial - causing oblivion + obluvius (l) - "washed for" (modeled on alluvius (l) - "washed to": land washed to the shore by flowing of water).

nauarchos (gr) - admiral + archical (obs) - primordial; governmental.

windingly - in a winding manner, with twists and turns

gehorsam (ger) - obedient

hasty - quickly excited to anger, quick-tempered, passionate, irritable

wasty - wasteful, destructive, desolate, given to waste

timberman - one who makes things of timber; a carpenter

archpriest - a chief priest

flamen - a priest devoted to the particular god of the roman pantheon + fan - an enhusiastic devotee, enthusiast.

lighten - to kindle, ignite

Jove - Jupiter + nursery rhyme 'This is the rat, That ate the malt, That lay in the house that Jack built'.

Poseidon - Greek sea-god. The reference here is to Poseidon and Apollo building the walls of Troy + Posidonius (b. 135 B.C.) - Stoic philosopher, historian, teacher of Cicero.  

fluctuary - having the character of waves, fluctuating

lave - to wash, bathe + lave (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - leave.

bloodstone - a name applied to certain precious stones spotted or streaked with red, supposed in former times to have the power of staunching bleeding, when worn as amulets.

minx - a pert girl, hussy; a lewd or wanton woman + minxit (l) - [he, she] has urinated + mix - to join in sexual intercourse.

rare = rear - the back part of something

minister - an Anglican clergyman

shane - p. of shine (obs.)

to bury the hatchet - to lay down one's arms, to cease from hostilities.

gush - to flow or rush out with violence

{Isolda and 28 girls (cross Dublin by tram)}

scamper - the action of scampering (to run or caper about nimbly; to go or journey hastily from place to place).

sash - a scarf, often with fringe at each end, worn by men, either over one shoulder or round the waist.

lucan - rel. to evangelist Luke + Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (39-65 A.D.) - Spanish-born Roman poet, forced by Nero to commit suicide.