singsing - a singing or ringing sound + Song of Solomon.
Pound, Ezra (1885-1972) - American poet
who's she---the cat's mother? - catch-phr. said to one (esp. a child) who uses the pronoun of the third person singular impolitely or with inadequate reference + meter (gr) - mother.
better half (Slang) - spouse
shooting up - sprouting, sudden or rapid growth + show up - to put in an appearance.
Bolshevism - the doctrines and practices of the Bolsheviks
Schott - according to Mr Ellmann, Joyce's "no 1 pupil" in Trieste. "What's he like?" "A horseface," Joyce said. In FW, Schott becomes Joyce, lectured to by Professor Jones or Wyndham Lewis + Schotten (ger) - Scots + Baum (ger) - tree.
Red Terror - the persecution of opponents by the Bolsheviks after the Russian revolution.
White Terror - applied to the counter-revolution that followed the Red Terror
fund - source of supply; a permanent stock that can be drawn upon; a stock or sum of money.
in fine - to conclude or sum up; finally, in short
intercellular - situated between or among cells
cornered - driven into a corner; forced into an awkward or desperate position + song Thou Art Not Conquered Yet, Dear Land.
dead hand - the influence of the dead on the living or of the past on the present; an oppressive and retarding influence.
froggy - rel. to or resembling frogs; French + foggy
dew + song The Foggy Dew (one song of this name about Easter Rising).
song The Dying Soldier: 'Sweeter far for thee to die'
song We Shall Rise Again: 'In Dublin's fair city'
song 'Twas on a Glorious Easter Day: ''Ere one more year is o'er'
to turn coat - to change sides + tourn = turn.
song We Shall Rise Again: 'From Swords to the sea'
merge - to plunge or dip in a liquid; to sink and disappear, to be swallowed up and lost to view, lose character or identity by absorption into something else.
song My Old Howth Gun
song Bishop O'Dwyer and Maxwell: 'Then answer made the brave O'Dwyer'
est modest in verbos (l) - there is limit in words
whoso - whoever
fornix - something resembling an arch + fornix (l) - arch, vaulted chamber.
Magazine + makeus (Finnish) - sweetness.
curate - In Ireland, a spirit-grocer's assistant, a barman + Times Literary Supplement 18 Jun 1914: review of Joyce's Dubliners: 'The reader's difficulty will be enhanced if he is ignorant of Dublin customs; if he does not know, for instance, that 'a curate' is a man who brings strong waters' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 60).
strong water - distilled liquor, any form of alcoholic spirits used as a beverage
dinna - do not
there's many a slip between the cup and the lip - it is easy to spill what you are drinking, it is easy to make mistakes.
ausland (ger) - foreign countries
wedding cakes + Kate - a pet form of Katherine + Kate (Slang) - prostitute.
mike - Irishman
sweetheart - darling + tart - girl or woman (endearingly); a prostitute.
punch - to deliver a sharp blow or forward thrust at; esp. to strike with the closed fist.
hell-hated - hated or abhorred as hell + hate (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - heat.
nicky - dim. of Nicholas + Mickey - Irishman.
boost - a push upward, a lift, help, encouragement; boast
lingo - A contemptuous designation for: Foreign speech or language; language which is strange or unintelligible to the person who so designates it.
gasp - to catch the breath with open mouth
churchwarden - a lay honorary officer of a parish or district church
metaphysician - one who is versed in metaphysics
in a row - one after another
advokette = advocate
voyou (fr) - guttersnipe
semi-voyelles (fr) - semivowels
langue (fr) - language; tongue
dentelle (fr) - lace
Furz (ger) - break wind
pythagorean - rel. to Pythagoras
sesquipedalian - a sesquipedalian (of many syllables) word + sesquipedalia - a very long word (a foot and a half long).
pan - - all, complete + episteme (gr) - knowledge + panepistemon (gr) - all-knowing + panepistemion (gr) - body of all knowldege.
apically - at or towards the apex + apices (l) = pl. of apex - long mark over a vowel; point of a single letter; shape of a letter.
Volapuk - an artifical international language based largely on English
gromwell - the common name for any of the plants of the genus Lithospermum + growled + grom (Russian) - thunder.
ichabod - exp. of regret for departed glory + Ichabod ("inglorious") - so named (1 Samuel, 4) because "The glory has departed from Israel."
Habakkuk - Old Testament book
hapax legomenon (gr) - [a thing] once said, said only once; unique example of a word (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).
stile - an arrangement of steps, rungs, or the like, contrived to allow passage over or through a fence to one person at a time,while forming a barrier to the passage of sheep or cattle; barrier.
slated - covered with slate or slates (a thin, usually rectangular, piece of certain varieties of stone, used especially for the purpose of covering the roofs of buildings).
dwelling house - a house occupied as a place of residence, as distinguished from a house of business, warehouse, office, etc.
sacking - material for sacks, a coarse fabric + proverb When all fruit fails welcome haws.
coarse - ordinary, common, base (in the depreciatory sense of these epithets)
hath = have
wear and tear - wearing or damage due to ordinary usage, deterioration in the condition of a thing through constant use or service + Anglo-Irish phrase: tare and ages! (mild expletive).