WATERHOUSE AND CO - Silversmiths, jewellers, and watchmakers, South side of Dame Street. Projecting at right angles over the sidewalk, Waterhouse's clock spelled out its name (clockwise, naturally) from "W" at "3."

Central European Time 

Stop & think! (Joyce's note)

environs - the outskirts, surrounding districts, of a town + sempervirens (l) - evergreen.

Apfel (ger) - apple + Abfall (ger) - garbage, rubbish; apostasy, rebellion + appletree (Garden of Eden).

auld = old + all

widowed - deprived of a partner; deserted, solitary + (notebook 1924): '(the widowed moon)'.

dim - to make dim, obscure, or dull; to render less clear, or distinct

bluntly - rudely, without ceremony or delicacy; abruptly, curtly

broach - to begin conversation or discussion about, introduce, moot; to pierce, stab

in the best - in the best possible way, manner or condition

basel - the alleged name according to Holinshed (and copyists down to the present day) of certain pieces of money abrogated by Henry II., of which numismatists have no knowledge + [best] manner.

to boot - in addition, over and above, besides + Baselbut (ger) - region around Basel.

Travers Smith: Psychic Messages from Oscar Wilde 6: 'I was always one of those for whom the visible world existed'.

gnosa (gr) - knowledge

edible - eatable, fit to be eaten

cognitively - in a cognitive (rel. to process of knowing) manner

conatively - in a conative manner; with volition, with exertion + conatum (l) - undertaking, attempt, venture, hazard.

cogitabund - musing, meditating, deep in thought

morphomelosophopankreas (gr) - flesh-all-shaped-skillfully-by-music + morpho (gr) - to shape, form + melos (gr) - music + sophos (gr) - skilled + pan (gr) - all, everything + kreas (gr) - flesh, meat + pankreas (gr) - "all meat": pancreas + pan krates (gr) - all-powerful.

significantly - so as to convey some meaning; expressively, meaningly

"The clitoris in the vagina and the tongue in the mouth are simbolized by the clapper in the bell or the hammer striking the gong... (Kenneth Grant: Outside the Circles of Time).

lug - ear

truie (fr) - sow + true + three.


This King Business (notebook 1923)

pediculous - infested with lice, lousy + pedantically + perfectly sure.

certified - made certain; assured; certainly informed

morbus - disease + Morbus (l) - "Disease": a deity (personification) + morbus pediculosus (l) - "lousy disease": ancient disease, in which the body swarmed with lice + corpus.

William Shakespeare: Othello + telo (Serbian) - body.

quite - completely, wholly, entirely

szerda (Hungarian) = sreda (Serbian) - Wednesday + (Was it a Thursday?).

satyr - one of a class of woodland gods or demons, in form partly human and partly bestial, supposed to be the companions of Bacchus

William Shakespeare: Othello III.3.165-166: 'O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster'.

'Ba' () is an aspect of a person that the Egyptians believed would live after the body died, and it is sometimes depicted as a human-headed bird flying out of the tomb to join with the 'Ka' in the afterlife.

it's like his poll (notebook 1924) Irish Independent 5 Jun 1924, 5/4: 'West Cork Horror': (a police sergeant testifying in a trial of murder and dismemberment of a farmer by most of his family members) 'Witness took the head out of a sack and turned an electric torch on it, and asked Leary could he identify it... "I am not sure, but it is like his poll".'

crossgrained - given to opposition, contrarious, queer tempered + (notebook 1924): 'a coarsegrained person with odd hips & twitching mouth' Freeman's Journal 6 Jun 1924, 7/1: '"Wicked Fast Woman"': (in a libel trial) 'Mrs Copeman... said Miss Thurburn signed a letter sent to her in which there was a reference to "a coarse-grained person with two left feet, odd hips, and twitching eyes".'

trapper - one who sets traps; spec. one engaged in trapping wild animals for their furs

murteus (l) - dark, brown + (notebook 1924): 'Murty'.

oog (Dutch) - eye

inquiline - an animal which lives in the nest or abode of another + aquiline - eaglelike (esp. of the nose).

nase = nose + naso inquilino (it) - tenant nose (a not uncommon blunder for Italian naso aquilino: aquiline nose, among people who speak with affectation) + inquilino (it) - tenant.

twitch - to move (the skin, etc.) spasmodically or convulsively + treacherous

beat you out

tanyer (Hungarian) - plate + tankardful.

asztal (Hungarian) - table

balra (Hungarian) - to the left

jobbra (Hungarian) - to the right

major + majar (sp) - to be tiresome.

bore - a tiresome or uncongenial person; one who wearies or worries + magyar bor (Hungarian) - Hungarian wine.

igenis (Hungarian) - yes indeed + I guess + a Guinness.

..."And with / a stopper head, bottle shoulders, a barrel (belly) ^bauck^ and / tumblerous legs"... (The words preceding "tumblerous" are carried on with only one change ("belly" --> "bauck"); by level 9 they make up exactly one line of the marked pages of transition 4 prepared for the typesetter of Finnegans Wake, namely 46.209.35. The line is skipped in the typesetting of the first galley proofs (49.117.31), and should surely be thought of as part of Joyce's intention; I propose it as an emendation. One notices how much better the rhythm and clearer the meaning with it restored) (Bill Cadbury, 14 Oct. 1992) + (The FW galley printer omits an entire line, line 35 from the transition overlay (JJA 46:209), and one in which Joyce even changes a word (bauck for belly), not destroying the question-answer series (as in the next omission) but leaving out essential information pointing to publican HCE as the litigating party turned prosecuted (as in the Oscar Wilde case). At least I have the impression that such turnabouts happen here.) (Robbert-Jan Henkes, 18 May 2002).

tumble - to stumble by tripping over an object

redip - to rebaptize + was he renamed H.E.R.E. C.O.M.E.S. E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E.?

erchwyn (Welsh) - side, bedside + Burke's Peerage lists 'Lyulph Ydwallo Odin Nestor Egbert Lyonel Toedmag Hugh Erchenwyne Saxon Esa Cromwell Orma Nevill Dysart Plantagenet Bentley', born 1876, under 'Tollemache-Tollemache' (acronym: LYONEL THE SECOND).

Egbert - 9th century king of Wessex and father of Ethelwulf

Vercingetorix (d. 46) - Gallic chieftain who revolted against Julius Caesar  

Ethelwulf - king of the West Saxons

Rupert, Prince (1619-82) - nephew of Charles I, for whom he fought bravely in the Great Rebellion 

YGGDRASIL - The "world-tree" of Norse myth, an evergreen ash tree whose roots, trunk, and branches bind together hell, earth, and heaven. Its three roots go down into the realm of death, giants and gods (Asgard). Beneath it the 3 Normans live by the Spring of Fate. "Ygg" is one of the names of Odin.

Eiffel Tower, Paris


daffodil - a common English name for narcissus + (*IJ*) + between the devil and the deep sea (phrase).

address - to speak or write to (someone) as (the title or name specified)

de bholóig (Irish) - of an ox + vo [pl. volovi] (Serbian) - ox [pl. oxen] + eau de Cologne.

Matthew 27:51: 'and the rocks rent' + Ragnarøkr (Old Norse) - destruction of the Norse gods.

Vancouver, George (1738-78) - English explorer for whom a Canadian city is named + (*VYC*) + The Three Wicked Uncoverings - a triad of taboos in Welsh myth (In the days after the Romans pulled out of Britain and told the inhabitants to fend for themselves. The Island was ruled by many petty kings and self-styled Emperors, fashioned after the Empire of the Roman invaders. Many of these people were Celts, full-blooded Romans, or a Romano-Celtic mix. Many of these inhabitants wanted to rule over the entire island, but only one man would come out victorious. This is the story of three of these men who were too proud and sacrificed the independence of Britain and allowed the Outlanders - Saxons, Jutes, Danes, and Angles - to slowly enter the Island and finally conquer. Legend states that the reason these Outlanders came was because of the uncovering of three sacred things. The first were the two dragons, the red and the white, which were buried under a mound in North Wales. These dragons were uncovered by the tyrant Vortigern in an attempt to quell the Welsh. The second was the bones of Vortimer, the son of Vortigern. These were uncovered also by Vortigern at the request of his Saxon Bride Rowena. The third of these to be uncovered was the head of Bran, which was said to watch over the enemies across the channel. The Uther Ben or "beautiful head" was uncovered by Arthur because he felt he didn't need the help of Bran and believed he could defend Britain on his own accord).

awhit - to a very small extent, a very little + Thomas Moore: song: Fairest! Put on Awhile [air: Cummilum].

you bet it + yube (Japanese) - nigh.

cumbalum (l) - cymbal + kingdom come - (from the clause thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer) heaven or paradise; the next world.

oxman - a man who tends or drives oxen + Ostman - Viking.

thingumbob - Used (in undignified speech) to indicate vaguely a thing (or person) of which the speaker cannot at the moment recall the name, or which he is at a loss or does not care to specify precisely; a 'what-you-may-call-it' + Thing - Viking council.

hvad (Danish) - eh? what?

refreshed + fresque (fr) - fresco.

fount - a spring, source, fountain

gurgling - emitting a sound as of bubbling liquid or purling water + There is a green island In lone Gougane Barra (song) + Gougane Barra (Irish: Guagán Barra, meaning "Barra's retreat enclosed by mountains") is a settlement, west of Macroom in County Cork, Ireland. The name Gougane Barra comes from Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery on an island in the lake nearby during the 6th century.

Fitzgerald, Lord Edward (1763-98) - conspirator of '98, betrayed by Francis Higgins, captured by Major Sirr, married to Pamela

Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-86) - English poet, soldier whose father was lord deputy of Ireland. 500.21 refers to his alleged incest with his sister Mary, Countess of Pembroke + Sir Philip Crampton - 19th century Dublin surgeon (his monument had drinking fountains attached). 

Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-88) - American Union general

gargle - to make a gurgling sound

The Five Lamps - a five-way junction in Dublin, adjoining Portland Row

Virgin Mary + P. Vergilius Maro - Roman epic poet + virkelig (Danish) - real + REFERENCE 

lave - to wash, bathe + living + laving (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - leaving.

the name Dublin derives from Irish dubh linn: black pool

Tem - creator god in The Book of the Dead

butt - to strike with head or horns + bet


win - racing term used to describe a 1st place finish