jackass - a male ass, a he-ass + laughing jackass (also in mod. use simply jackass) - the Giant Kingfisher of Australia (Dacelo gigas), so called from its loud discordant cry + (notebook 1924): 'jackass (Austr. bird)' Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 159n (sec. 157): 'The settler heard a bird laugh in what he thought an extremely ridiculous manner, its opening notes suggesting a donkey's bray - he called it the 'laughing jackass.' His descendants have dropped the adjective, and it has come to pass that the word 'jackass' denotes to an Australian something quite different from its meaning to other speakers of our English tongue'.

"Three quarks for Muster Mark!" [383.01]

sunflower - the heliotrope; preson of resplendent beauty + some fellow's.

rhinoceritis (l) - inflammation of a nose-horn + rhinitis - inflammation of the nose.

roe - a small species of deer + rose.

rogue - a rascal + roads.

lean - to incline or tend in thought, affection, or conduct + lead.

rhyme - verse marked by consonance of the terminal sounds + Rome + all the rogues learnt the rhyme.

pon - upon

hilly - characterized by hills; abounding in hills + 'Lille Trille laa paa en hylle' - Norwegian nursery rhyme similar to 'Humpty Dumpty'.

Nial (or Niall) of the Nine Hostages - father of Leary, ruled Ireland in the 4th century, raided Britain, was deserted by his own men and conquered by the Romans. A later Nial was perhaps slain by Hamlet.

corsage - a bodice

marquis + King Mark.

bestefar (Norwegian) - grandfather

arrah - exp. of surprise or excitement

Marcus Manlius - a heroic defender of Rome in the 4th century B.C., was later convicted of treason, leading the Manlian family to resolve than no Manlius will ever bear the name Marcus again + markiss. 

Reduplication is an alleged trait of Hiberno-English strongly associated with stage-Irish and Hollywood films (to be sure, to be sure). It is virtually never used in reality.
ar bith corresponds to English at all, so the stronger ar chor ar bith gives rise to the form at all at all ('I've no money at all at all').

armoury = armour collectively; an armed force; the workshop of an armourer + Sir Amory Tristram - first Earl of Howth.

Chapelizod + churpe - chirp + house by the churchyard - Church House, Chapelizod + Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The House by the Churchyard.

retreat - Eccl. A period of complete seclusion devoted to religious exercises.

gammeldags (Danish) - old-fashioned + gammel (Danish) - old, ancient.

MILLTOWN - Former village, now residential district, South Dublin, in the Clonskeagh area. Milltown Park is not a recreation ground but a Jesuit house of studies in Sandford Road + Milton, John (1608-74) - English poet, author of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained (i.e. Milton's park = paradise).

languish - the action or state of languishing (to grow weak, faint, or feeble; to pine with love, grief, or the like) + Ulysses.5.261: "Language of flowers".

mushy - soft, spongy, excessively tender + mishe/tauf (motif) + mushi-mushi (Japanese) - hello (on telephone only) + musha (Anglo-Irish) - well, indeed.

bold + bad

saucisse (French, Slang) - whore + saucy sisters.

machree - my dear + a dearbhrathairin og mo chroidhe (a drahirin og mukhri) (gael) - O young little brother of my heart! + Draherin O Machree (Anglo-Irish) - Dear Little Brother of My Heart.

make water - to urinate + Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies, song: The Meeting of the Waters.

pee - to urinate; an act of urination + pipette - a slender tube used in laboratories for measuring and transferring liquids + Ppt (motif).

trickle - to emit or give forth in successive drops or a thin fitful stream

maman (fr) - mummy

flirt - to play at courtship, to practise coquetry, to make love without serious intentions

farmer - one who cultivates a farm, whether as tenant or owner; the eldest son of the occupier of a farm (dial.); an ignorant rustic, a stupid or gauche person

groom - a servant who attends to horses; a bridegroom

muse - to gaze meditatively + amused.

cuddle - to hug or embrace affectionately, to fondle + Ulster, Munster, Leinster, and Connacht.

differ - to be at variance, to hold different opinions concerning any matter, to disagree + FDV: I differ with ye! Are you sure of that now?

lully - the kidney (of a cow) + Lally (*S*) → "Lily, the caretaker's daughter, was literally run off her feet." ... "Julia, though she was quite grey, was still the leading soprano in Adam and Eve's, and Kate, being too feeble to go about much, gave music lessons to beginners on the old square piano in the back room. Lily, the caretaker's daughter, did housemaid's work for them." (Four Old Men, *X*, are based on Joyce's grandaunts, of which two appear in 'The Dead' as Miss Kate and Miss Julia).

breach of promise - the breaking of engagement

lolly - hard candy + poor old Lily.

give and take - to yield partialy to demands of others (and obtain satisfactory agreement); to exchange repartee, blows, etc.

forego - to let go

paist (pasht) (gael) - spirit + FDV: To give & to take. And to forgo the past.

fall out - to make a quarrel, disagree

kindness - affection, love + Auld Lang Syne (song): 'We'll tak a cup of kindness yet for the sake of Auld Lang Syne'.

pet - any person who is fondled, or treated with special kindness or favour; a darling, favourite

orang (Malay) - man + FDV: Ah, now, it was too bad to be falling out over the the shape of the ourang's time!

lelly = leally (loyally, truly) + FDV: Well, all right Lully! And shakeahand. And schenk us more. For Craig sake. Ah, well! Be it soak!  

An Seanchas Mor (un shanekus mor) (gael) - The Great Register, corpus of early Irish law + schenk uns mehr (ger) - pour us more, give us more.

craig = crag + Sir James Craig - first prime minister of Ulster + Christ.

be it that - to be the case or the fact + be it so + Succat - Saint Patrick's baptismal name.

FDV: Even should not the framing [up] of such fictions [in the evidential order] bring any truth to light [in good time] as fortuitously as some false setting of a starchart might [(heaven aiding)] reveal the presence of an unknown being in space chaos of space The best soundest opinion now holds that by so playing possum our highest common ancestor most effectually saved his brush. Dogs of all breeds were speaking with various marked provincial accents, hot to run him on a scent breasthigh, but from the good day he last was viewed pointing for home in his 7mile [rolltop] boots a deaf fox's wisdom kept him safe in covert miraculously ravenfed & sustained by the clotted creamclotted sherriness of cinnamon syllabub. Preserving perseverance in the reeducation of his intestines was the his the best rebuttal whereby he got the big bulge on all the crowd of spasoakers in that one street town. Vainly virulence, violence, & vituperation sought wellnigh utterly to end the reign of the great shipping mogul and linen lord; it was one more dearer than all who was to make him a the nine days' jeer for the lounge lizards of the pumproom.     

frame up - to devise falsely (as a criminal charge against an inocent man) [(notebook 1922-23): 'frame up'].

figment - an invented statement, story, doctrine, etc. + FDV: of such fictions [in the evidential order]

evidential - of or pertaining to evidence

fortuitous - that happens or is produced by fortune or chance; accidental, casual

dim - obscure, not clear to the mind or understanding + FDV: as fortuitously as some false setting of a starchart might [(heaven aiding)] reveal the presence of an unknown being in space chaos of space

star chart - a chart showing the positions of the stars + (notebook 1922-23): 'false setting of starmap discover new star' Overseas Daily Mail 16 Dec 1922, 13/1: 'No New Star': 'new star... reported to have been discovered by M. Zwierel... "Zwierel must apparently have made his mistake in setting his star-map, and in his confusion re-discovered some well-known star"'.

forehear - to hear beforehand + forhøre (Danish) - examine.

sib - related by blood or descent, akin, closely related

foliate - to put forth leaves

stotter - error, slip, blunder; to stumble, stagger + Henrik Ibsen: Samfundets Støtter (Pillars of Society) + The first men, Vico tells us, were mute; their only language was gesture. But they attempted (blasphemously perhaps) to imitate the voice of the thunder. Their first words were stutterning, as was to be expected since the thunder itself stutters... And it must be remembered that stuttering, according to the modern psychologists, is a neurotic symptom caused by a consciousness of guilt. (James S. Atherton: The Books of Wake).

sound - founded on true or well-established grounds; free from error, fallacy, or logical defect

mentalist - an advocate of mentalism (doctrine that mind is the fundamental reality); a mind reader or fortune teller + mental specialists.

securus iudicat orbis terrarum (l) - free from care, the circle of the lands judges; i.e. untroubled, the world judges (St. Augustine) + securus (l) - peaceful + iudico (l) - judge + orbis (l) - circle + terra (l) - earth.

play possum - to feign ignorance, to pretend to be asleep or dead, to feign or pretend illness + (notebook 1922-23): 'saves his brush play 'possum'' Quarterly Review Oct 1922, 268: 'Reynard the Fox': 'saves his brush, but it is not likely that... he acts with deliberate intent... the promptings of instinct, of which the most notable example is the trick of 'playing possum''.

hagios (gr) - saintly, holy + FDV: The best soundest opinion now holds that by so playing possum our highest common ancestor most effectually saved his brush.

curious - exciting curiosity, somewhat surprising, strange, singular, odd; queer + kurios (gr) - lord.

brush - a quick light touch or momentary contact, a brief encounter; a girl, a young woman; a bushy tail (the brush of a fox)

posterity - the descendants collectively of any person, all who have proceeded from a common ancestor

coparcener - a joint heir

heir in tail (Sc. of entail, of tailsie) - the person who succeeds or is entitled to succeed to an entailed estate by virtue of the deed of entail (the settlement of the succession of a landed estate, so that it cannot be bequeathed at pleasure by any one possessor; a predetermined order of succession) + Joyce's note, Cyclops: 'heirs of tailzie'.

gundog - a dog trained to accompany the 'guns' (hunters)

beagle - to hunt game with a beagle + (notebook 1922-23): 'dog was speaking' Quarterly Review Oct 1922, 274: 'Reynard the Fox': 'his spaniel was speaking freely'.

renounce - to formally declare one's abandonment of (a claim, right, or possession) + announced + FDV: Dogs of all breeds were speaking with various marked provincial accents,  

urbi et orbi - to the city (of Rome) and to the world. Also transf., for general information or acceptance; to everyone.