pegger (Slang) - a hard drinker + pegger (Hebrew) - corpse, carcass.

(notebook 1923): 'remove outer layer of dirt'

juror - a member of a jury

outburst - a violent issue; an outbreak, explosion (of feeling, fervour, indignation, etc.)

poesy - poetry

Brythonic - of or pertaining to the Brythons, or Britons of Wales, Cornwall, and Cumbria, and their kin.

interpreter - one who interprets or explains, one who translates languages

on oath - under the obligation of an oath

Wit pesht wishi as fare vere mwiri hrismos (English spelled as Irish) - with best wishes for a very merry Christmas + peist (pesht) - beast, serpent + mhuise (wishi) - indeed, well (interj.) + as fearra (as fare) - best.

story book - a book of stories + bouchal - young man, boy + (notebook 1924): 'the bones of the boy that was ate by the pig' Kinane: St. Patrick 197n: (quoting the Tripartite Life about chieftain Ailill and his wife's conversion) 'His wife... said the pigs have eaten our son... Patrick commanded the boy's bones to be collected... The boy was afterwards resuscitated through Patrick's prayers'.

be = by

Cleopatra - a famous queen of Egypt + clith (kli) - sexual heat in swine (St. Patrick was a swineheard as a boy slave in Ireland.)

park - to enclose in, as in, or as, a park

porker - a young hog fattened for pork; also, any swine or pig raised for food

FOUR COURTS - On King's Inns Quay; the mod Supreme Count has been added to the onig 4 courts: King's (or Queen's) Bench, Chancery, Exchequer, and Common Pleas + commons - people lacking noble rank; the burghers of a town.

O'Tighearnaigh (o'tierni) (gael) - descendant of Tighearnach ("lordly").

Dun Dealgan (dundalgen) (gael) - Dealga's (name of Firbolg chief) Fort; Co. Louth, N. of Dublin; anglic. Dundalk.

yif = if

Turgesius on Thorgil - viking who invaded Ireland in 832. He and his death were likewise violent + turkeys 

faolog (fwelog) (gael) - seagull + followed

gut - to cram the guts; to eat greedily, to gormandize + cutthroat - a ruffian who murders or does deeds of violence.

fire - to shoot, to propel or discharge (a missile) as from a gun

Marcus Antonius (l) - lover of Cleopatra, with whom he was defeated by Augustus Octavian + Robert Martin: song Enniscorthy: 'Dimetrius O'Flanigan McCarthy'.

Astarte - Semitic goddess, Ashtoreth of the Bible. Baal was her male counterpart + Robert Martin, song Killaloe: 'You may talk of Boneyparty / You may talk about Ecarté / Or any other party and "Commong de portey voo" / We learnt to sing it aisey / That song the Marshalaysy / Boo Long too long the continong / We larnt at killaloe'

Labour Party - a political party specially supporting the interests of labour

sockdologer - someone outstanding or exeptional; a heavy or knock-down blow, a finisher. Also fig.

to have a neck - to speak insolently or behave presumptuously

endorse - to confirm, sanction, countenance, or vouch for (statements, opinions, acts, etc.; occasionally, persons), as by an endorsement [(notebook 1924): 'endorse *V*'].

outturned - turned out or outwards

nor'easter - northeaster (a wind blowing from the north-east)

barefacedness - shamelessness

in the same tale - in the same statement or category + in the train of - as a sequel to + Trelawny, Sir Jonathan (1650-1721) - Cornish bishop whose imprisonment caused 20,000 Cornishmen to want to know why. 

impart - to make known, tell, relate

Lord Jesus + llwydd (Welsh) - president + (notebook 1924): 'Jesus & gentleman of jury'.

masterer - one who masters or overcomes + Annals of the Four Masters (Annala na gCeithre Mháistrí) are a chronicle of medieval Irish history. The entries span from the deluge, dated as 2242 years after creation to AD 1616, although the earliest entries are believed to date from around AD 550. The annals are mainly a compilation of earlier annals, although there is some original work. They were compiled between 1632 and 1636 in the Franciscan monastery in County Donegal. The entries for the 12th century and before are sourced from medieval monastic annals. The chief author of the annals was Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, and he was assisted by, among others, Peregrine O'Clery, Fergus O'Mulconry and Peregrine O'Duignan + REFERENCE

yarn - fibre spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, the manufacture of sewing-thread, etc; a chat, a talk + years

that's a good one - Iron. of statement that is absurdly exaggerated

a b c d

continental - an inhabitant of a continent; spec. of the continent of Europe + canton natal (fr) - native canton, district.

parish - to do parish work (of a clergyman) + perish

dorm - to sleep, doze + Thomas Moore: song Thee, Thee, Only Thee: 'The dawning of morn' [air: The Market-Stake].

mawn - a hand basket, beg + song The Rising of the Moon.

skulde (Danish) - should

Tír na nÓg - timeless Land of Youth, where Oisín (Ossian) was lured away by a fairy princess, having survived the destruction of his comrades (Fenians) at the Battle of Gabhra. Ossian spent 300 years there, returned to Ireland on his white horse, and aged as soon as his feet touched the ground.

wield - to use or handle with skill and effect; to manage, actuate, ply (a weapon, tool, or instrument, now always one held or carried in the hand).

wind - to wield (a weapon, an implement), to haul, hoist, lift (obs.)

wassail - the liquor in which healths were drunk; a salutation used when presenting a cup of wine to a guest, or drinking the health of a person, the reply being drink-hail.

horn - a vessel formed from the horn of a cow or other beast, or in later times shaped after this, for holding liquid (as drink, oil, or ink), powder, etc.; a drinking-horn.

tot - a small glass or mug, a small quantity of alcohol



Abgott (ger) - idol

Walhalla = Valhalla - in Old Northern mythology, the hall assigned to those who have died in battle, in which they feast with Odin.

exchequer - to place in an exchequer, to treasure up; to proceed against (a person) in the court of exchequer.

to lave a (= with) - to be bathed in or covered with (blood, sweat) (obs.) + lave (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - leave.

chancery hand - a particular style of engrossing (to write in large letters, to write out or express in legal form).

Salvation Army - an organization, on a quasi-military model, founded by the Rev. William Booth for the revival of religion among the masses in Great Britain and other countries.


roguishly - in a roguish manner, knavishly + ciotogach (kitogokh) (gael) - left-handedly, awkwardly + kithogue (Anglo-Irish) - left-hand, left-handed, left-handed person; also, awkward.

lilt - to sing cheerfully or merrily

Joyce's note: 'Q Celts Godel'

faix = fegs - an exclamation expressing asseveration or astonishment + faix (Archaic) - faith.

khoroshie (Russian) - 'good' (nom. pl. form). The letter X at the start is the Cyrillic letter transliterated at kh + World War I Slang: xaroshie (Russian) - very good (from Russian khorosho) (Hargrave (Russian) - Origins and Meanings of Popular Phrases & Names 376 (Russian) - 'XAROSHIE. (Pronounce "x" as Scottish "ch.") An expression of satisfaction. Equivalent to Très bien and as much mutilated in pronunciation').

World War I Slang: zdrast (Russian) - be healthy (from Russian zdravstvuyte) (Hargrave (Russian) - Origins and Meanings of Popular Phrases & Names 376 (Russian) - 'ZDRÁSTVITYE! Contracted very often into "Zdrást!" The Russian form of greeting meaning "Be Healthy!" Adopted by the troops it became the general form of greeting among themselves').

laddo - lad, boy