razzle dazzle - to dazzle, daze, 'bamboozle' (to deceive by trickery, to mystify, confound)

graith - clear, plain + graithe (Irish) - business, duty + great.

unconcernment - unconcern + coutrement = accoutrement - apparel, outfit, equipment + uncouth.

postmortem + post modern + post- (l) - after + mantua - a loose gown, worn by women in 17 - 18th c + Mantua (l) - birthplace of Vergil + Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking-Glass ch. VI: 'Humpty Dumpty': 'it's like a portmanteau - there are two meanings packed up into one word'.

glassery - glazier's work and materials + glossaries

Latins + lapin (fr) - rabbit.

grig - a small person or creature, dwarf; a short-legged hen (Dialect) + Greeks

nutting - gathering of nuts. Joyce went about collecting the material for his notebook Scribbledehobble much in the way that a squirrel sets about gathering and storing his winter supply of nuts + Nut - Egyptian sky-goddess, laid cosmic egg + not on your life - not on any account, by no means.

Grabar - Old Armenian, the classical Armenian language (used from the 5th to the 19th century) + dobar dan (Serbian) - good afternoon + grobar (Serbian) - grave-digger + Graber (ger.) - graves. 

allemande (fr) - German + ARMENIA - ancient country in West Asia; now a landlocked mountainous country in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea + Armenian etymologists

Darius - 6th-century Persian king, defeated at Marathon + darya (Persian) - sea + C. Marius (l) - conqueror of Jugurtha, seven times consul + Dariiamauish (Elamite) - Darius [mentioned in Meillet & Cohen: Les Langues du Monde 290n, as part of an inscription of Artaxerxes II Memnon (the son of Darius II)].

zov (Armenian) - sea + orti (Armenian) - son + mazerov (Armenian) - with hair, by the hair + merav (Armenian) - he is dead + Merovignian.


plate = plat - plain, straightforward, downright = plat and plain + Joyce's note, Scribbledehobble, Eveline section: 'the glad (eye): analfabeta: Is's fortune (LSD): Is & Pop beat time in church:... her letter, illustrated, don't tell him:'

flat - absolute, downright, plain

sine (l) - without + shine ainu (Ainu) - one man.

uterus + udders + ainu utara (Ainu) - men + anyone, anyone other.

kik (Danish) - peep + e kik an (Ainu) - you are beaten, you are struck + kick.

ainu anakne (Ainu) - the man + Genesis 2:18: "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him'. 

anakar (gr) - to the head, upward + anax (gr) - lord, master + Anakes (gr) - "The Lords": Castor and Pollux + anacair (anekir) (gael) - affliction, distress + anyone other

tutu - granny, grandpa + tutus (l) - guarded; safe, secure + two twos making four and three ree rees (*IJ*, *X* and *VYC*).

shine, tu, re, ine, ashikne (Ainu - original language of Japan) - one, two, three, four, five

on the other hand - Used to indicate two contrasted sides of a subject, circumstances, points of view, etc. + rand (Dutch) - edge, rim.

asking + ashke (Ainu) - hand (related to Ainu ashikne: five).

Ulysses.18.536: 'titties'

forrarder - dial. comp. of forward + {she feels that one fact is plain, that a man out alone has no right to have a peep at anyone other person, especially if they have titties at the front and the rear is similarly shaped as the front}

exin (l) - from there, thence + in every pasture six days' licence.

him around her

kingking (Malay) - lift up a leg (as a dog does) + kangkang (Malay) - (sit or stand) with legs wide apart + can-can (dance) + "Some in kinkin corass, more, kankan keening." [006.21]

don't mind looking at

mesdames - pl. of madame + daim (French) - fallow-deer, buck + Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles, Messieurs, s'il vous plaît (fr) - Ladies, Young ladies, Gentlemen, please.

Sainéan: La Langue de Rabelais II.108: 'Rabelais dit marmouselle, pour jeune fille' (French 'Rabelais says marmouselle, for young girl').

messrs = messieurs - pl. of mr. + cerf (fr) - deer.

silva (l) - woodland

Schwanz (ger) - tail (penis) + Schwan (ger) - swan + all she wants, she writes, is to tell the God's truth about him.

ischt (Swiss German Pronunciation ) = ist (German) - is

Trut (ger) - turkey + God's truth - the absolute truth + (penis strut).

kapak kapak (Albanian) - little by little

Don't mince matters, but speak plainly; It's of no use mincing matters, or making secrets, is it? (from English-Albanian dictionary of Idioms) + minzë (Albanian) - pupil of eye.

foully - in a foul manner, lewdly, wickedly + fully.

black and white - writing, print; sharply divided into good and evil groups or sides + plak (Albanian) - old.

smut - a black mark or stain; a smudge. Also fig. + smût (Albanian) - sick.

two (*IJ*)

feeble - a feeble person; weakedness; a weak point + foible - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual; a weakness or failing of character.

harlots + apple charlotte - a dish made of apple marmalade covered with crumbs of toasted bread.

model girl - a woman, who is employed to display clothes by wearing them + moll (ger) - minor (music) + molle (Albanian) - apple + vogel (Albanian) - small + Vogel (German) = vogel (Dutch) - bird.

spisse (l) - thickly, closely; rapidly + specially + piss.

peach - to inform against, betray + péché (fr) - sin + pee.

honey - A term of endearment: Sweet one, sweetheart, darling.

camelia - a moderate strong red + camélia (fr) - prostitute.

pants - drawers; underpants, panties, or shorts worn as an outer garment + Honi soit qui mal y pense (Motto of the Garter) - Evil Be (to Him) Who Evil Thinks of This.

truthful - sincere; accurate and sincere in describing reality

A double n (Ann) + Dublin.

treestone - a precious stone having tree-like markings + Tristan (*Y*) + tree/stone (*C*/*V*)

Isolde (*I*) + ysol (Welsh) - consuming, devouring.

mons - pl. of mon (man, abbr. of monsieur); mountain (*E*) + mons Veneris (l) - "Mound of Venus": prominence above the pubic bones in women + (of a man held down by tent pegs).

tent peg - one of the (usually wooden) pegs, with a notch at the upper end, to which when stuck in the ground the ropes of a tent are fastened + Ancient Arabs believed mountains kept the earth steady, as pegs do a tent (mentioned in Koran 78:7)

pal - a close friend + PAL.

Waterloo + (while his crazy friend was loose on the run).

on the run - in flight esp. in order to escape the police


badman - outlaw, desperado

Venis = Venice + 14th century rivalry between Genoa and Venice led to defeat of former + Venus.

kathairo (gr) - to cleanse

take charge - to assume care, custody, command or control

waxwork - work executed in wax

pardonnez-moi (fr) - excuse me

frisch (ger) - fresh + frech (ger) - insolent + bin so frei (ger) - permit me + ich bin frisch (ger) - I am fresh.

bey (Turkish) - Mr, sir

jiggery pokery - humbug, nonsense

talk turkey - to talk plainly and honestly exp. about practical matters; talk business (U.S. Slang) + parlo turco (Italian) - he talks double-Dutch, he cannot make himself understood (literally 'he speaks Turkish').

meet to - in close contact with

mate (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - meat + mate to mate + man to man.

nichil - nothing, naught + nihilists + Mick/Nick (motif).

browned - made brown + Bruno

nolens (l) - unwilling + Nola

devilish - excessively, exceedingly

now and again - sometimes

habes aures at num videbis? (l) - you have ears and you will not see?

habes oculos ac manipalpabat? (l) - you have eyes and [he/she] touched by hand + Vulgate Psalms 113:5-7: 'Oculos habent et non videbunt. Aures habent et non audient... Manes habent et non palpabunt' (Latin 'Eyes have they, but they see not. They have ears, but they hear not... They have hands, but they handle not').

slant - glance + take a slant at (U.S. Slang) - to take a look at + (notebook 1924): 'take a slant at'.

Sullivan, The Book of Kells 4: (of the Book of Kells) 'in the year 1006... "the large Gospel of Colum Cille"... was stolen by night from the greater church at Kells, and found, after a lapse of some months, concealed under sods'.

FDV: Let us now draw nearer to it since it has after all met with misfortune & see all there is to be seen.

tombstone - a stone or monument of any kind placed over the grave of a deceased person to preserve his memory

anxious - full of desire and endeavour; solicitous; earnestly desirous (to effect some purpose)

pleace = please + E.A. Wright: Select Letters of Saint Jerome: introduction, xiii: 'Cicero wished to please everybody, Jerome wished to please no one'.

everybody + Lord Avebury introduced Bank Holidays and wrote The Pleasures of Life + stone circle near Averbury.

jolly - very + Glælig Jul (Danish) - Merry Christmas.

a year - every year, yearly, per annum + 'Christmas comes but once a year, and when it comes it brings good cheer' (song).

joist - a beam, timber + joy + Joyce + bourgeois (as opposed to worker [.34]) + tree/stone (motif): joist (tree), mason (stone) [.34]

unctuous - oily, greasy; characterized by spiritual unction (in later use esp. of an assumed or superficial nature); complacently agreeable or self-satisfied

nope - definitely not, no + bobby - policeman + nobody  

terribly sorry + Ulysses.3.385: 'Aquinas tunbelly'.