consonant - an alphabetic or phonetic element other than a vowel

missile - largesse (consisting of sweets, perfumes, etc.) thrown by the Roman emperors to the people + say it with (som.) - to express one's feelings, make one's point by use of (that thing), esp. in the phr. say it with flowers. 

arabesque - to ornament in arabesque (a species of mural or surface decoration in colour or low relief, composed in flowing lines of branches, leaves, and scroll-work fancifully intertwined).

scalding - that scalds, scalding hot

souchong - any of several Chinese black teas

taper - a wax candle

cat’s paw - the paw of a cat; one used by another to accomplish his purposes, dupe; ground ivy

clove - the dried flower bud used as a pungent aromatic spice + drinkers used to chew a clove to mask breath + 'clove' is derived from French clou: nail.

coffin nail - cigarette

champ - to make a biting and chewing action or movement with the jaws and teeth

have a lark - to have a frolicsome adventure, a spree + The Lark in the Clear Air (song).

in the clear - unencumbered; free from trouble, danger, suspicion, etc.

into the bargain - over and above what is agreed or might be anticipated, besides

habit - fashion or mode of apparel, dress

full dress - the more elaborate apparel proper to a public ceremony, a dinner or evening party

undress - ordinary dress, a loose robe (gown) + Joyce's note: 'not undress'.

footwear - shoes + FDV: For why sign when every word, letter, penstroke, space, is a perfect signature in its own way. A person is known more by his personality, habits of dress, movements, response to appeals for charity rather than by his or her boots.  

TIBERIAS - Town on Western shore of the Sea of Galilee, on Lake Tiberias (where Jesus divided the loaves and fishes and walked on water; John 6). Founded in 2nd decade of 1st century AD and named after the emperor Tiberius, it became the chief center of rabbinic scholarship, where the Jerusalem Talmud was edited. The Massonite scholars in Tiberias introduced the "points" for vowels in Hebrew script.  

incest - the crime of sexual intercourse or cohabitation between persons related within the degrees within which marriage is prohibited

salacity - lustfulness, lecherousness

gerontophil - loving old people, esp. old men; desiring sexual relations with old people

tenderloin - the tenderest or most juicy part of the loin of beef, pork, etc.

hint at - to make a slight but intelligible suggestion of

softnosed  - (of a bullet) made of soft material that expands on impact + hardnosed (U.S. Slang) - tough, practical.

peruse - to read through or over; to read thoroughly or carefully; hence (loosely) to read

mayhem - needless or willful damage + mayhap - maybe.

erogenous - sexually sensitive or stimulating + erroneously - otherwise than is the fact.

spoon - pl. Without const.: Sentimental or silly fondness; an instance of sentimental love-play + it's a case of spoons with them (phrase) - they are sentimentally in love.

prostituta in herba (l) - exposed on the grass, a prostitute in the grass + prostituta in verba (l) - unchaste in words, foul-spoken + prostituta in erba (it) - budding prostitute (literally 'prostitute in the grass').

dinky - neat, pretty; small + Joyce's note: 'dinky pinks (drink)'.

pink - pink colored clothing; a hole or eyelet punched in a garment for decorative purposes

deliberatively - in a deliberative manner; with deliberation, deliberately (obs.)

summersault = somersault


perpetual curate - in Ireland, an assistant Roman Catholic clergyman + curate - in Ireland, a barman.

soutane - cassock

one, two, three, and away!

gingerly - extremely cautious or wary

balm - fragrant oil or ointment used for anointing

whereupon - upon what, for what reason, at what, about or concerning what

Grace O'Malley + Where have you been Grace O’Malley and were you chased my child?

are you [chaste?] / By whom? (Joyce's note) (MS 47473-044v-045, MT: have you been chaste, | my child? by whom ^+be who+^, father? | JJA 46:348-9 | Feb-Mar 1925 | I.5§4.*3+ | FW 115.20-1 [Robbert-Jan])

potential - possessing potency or power; potent, powerful; possible as opposed to actual

wider - widow; whither; wither + und so weiter (ger) - and so forth.

grisly - ugly; grizzly (grey, greyish) + mir grusige alte Sieche (Swiss German) - we nasty-minded old fellows.

sykos (gr) - a ripe fig + psychos (gr) - cold, coldness + psychoanalysis (Sykos on 'alices).

unsmiling - not smiling

Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961) - Swiss analytical psychologist who read Ulysses "without one smile" (Letters, III, 261-62). Jung said Ulysses showed Joyce had a schizophrenic mind. Lucia Joyce was Jung's patient briefly, in 1934 + young.

Freude (ger) - joy + Freud + frightened.

penumbra - a partial shade or shadow

procure - to obtain (women) for the gratification of lust

oracular - of mysterious portent; ominous, portentous + ocular - rel. to the eye + James Joyce: Stephen Hero XXI: (Cranly) 'to describe the hymeneal tract... called it oracle and all within the frontiers he called oracular'.

compression - the action of compressing, pressing together, squeezing + auricular confession REFERENCE

in camera - in the judge’s chamber; in private, secretly, privately

virgate - to branch in diverging lines, bearing many small twigs + variegated.

undemonstrative - restrained or reserved in expression of feeling

hold up - to maintain one's position or state; raise, lift

contumacy - stubborn resistance to authority + to hold the contumacy - to perform quarantine.

hash - chopped food + settle (a person's) hash - to reduce to order; to silence, subdue; to make an end of + settle a bill - to pay up.

all abroad - confused and unable to understand

adverb - a word that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb

pudenda - the external genital organs of a human being and esp. of a woman + -scope - a means for viewing (microscope) + skopos (gr) - wathcer; object of sight + {innocent looks of the sort she gets from Father Michael are really akin to a ‘pudendascope’ [i.e. he imagines her naked]}.

neurastenia - functional nervous wakness

nympholept - one who is inspired by a violent enthusiasm, especially by a passion for an unattainable ideal; adj. Inspired by such enthusiasm + nympholeptos (gr) - caught by nymphs: raptured, frenzied.

typus (l) - figure, image

endocrine - hormonal, secreting internally

pineal - rel. to the pineal gland (which secretes melatonin in various mammals and is concerned with photo-periodicity and circadian rhythms; disease leads to hypersexuality).

inverted - turned upside down, reversed in position or order

parentage - derivation or descent from parents, esp. in reference to the particular parent or parents; 'birth', lineage

prepossessing - causing an agreeable first impression, pleasing; creating prejudice

priapic - preoccupied with phallus, suggesting a phallus + priapism - persistent erection of the penis + Priapus - son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, god of fruitfulness, represented as a phallus. 

congress - sexual union, copulation, coition

agnate - a relative whose kinship is traceable exclusivelly through males, any paternal kinsman

cognate - a person related to another on the mother’s side

lubricious - having a smooth or slippery quality; characterized by lust

meiosis - a figure of speech by which the impression is intentionally conveyed that a thing is less in size, importance, etc., than it really is; Biol. The division of a diploid cell nucleus.

feeler - one who feels + feller (Colloquial) - fellow.

fancy - to portray in the mind, to picture to oneself, to conceive, imagine

mm - utterance of assent, reflection or satisfaction