in effect - in fact, so far as the result is concerned

singsing - a singing or ringing sound + Song of Solomon + zinzin (motif).

Pound, Ezra (1885-1972) - American poet, liked cats + arse + (as sweet as the song Solomon or as brusque as Ezra Pound) + Asar, Asari, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir, Usir, Usire or Ausare - Egyptian name, variously transliterated, of Egyptian god who, in Greek language, was called Osiris.

Kate (*K*) + Cad = The Dorans (Joyce's list of characters in I.2.)

mÍtÍr (gr) - mother + 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 + HCE (cad's meeter).

Cad's Wife = Maggy (Joyce's list of characters in I.2.) + "Our cad's bit of strife (knee Bareniece Maxwelton)".

better half (Slang) - spouse → so, "half better" should be "the director, whom she had been meaning in her mind primarily to speak with... priest Mr Browne" + Sodality Priest = Shem *C* (Joyce's list of characters in I.2.).

Teacher = Lily Kinsella (Joyce's list of characters in I.2.) + "hushly pierce the rubiend aurellum of one Philly Thurnston, a layteacher of rural science and orthophonethics..."

"...during a priestly flutter for safe and sane bets at the hippic runfields of breezy Baldoyle" 

shooting up - sprouting, sudden or rapid growth + show up - to put in an appearance.

Bolshevism - the doctrines and practices of the Bolsheviks + How Buckley shot the Russian General (motif).

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

Spartacus - leader of Roman slave revolt, a hero in Communist hagiography; name used by German revolutionaries, 1918.

intercellular - situated between or among cells + {the letter is an ancient message from a cell of slave rebels}

cornered - driven into a corner; forced into an awkward or desperate position + Thou Art Not Conquered Yet, Dear Land (song).

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

dew + 'The Foggy Dew' - song about Easter Rising + Joyce's note, Sirens: 'Foggy jew'.

The Dying Soldier (song): 'Sweeter far for thee to die'

We Shall Rise Again (song): 'In Dublin's fair city'

'Twas on a Glorious Easter Day (song): ''Ere one more year is o'er'

tourn = turn + turn coat - to change sides.

We Shall Rise Again (song): '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

My Old Howth Gun (song)

Bishop O'Dwyer and Maxwell (song): '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 + Phoenix Park.

Magazine + makeus (Finnish) - sweetness + make us sin + By the Magazine Wall, zinzin, zinzin (motif).

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 + The Letter: don't forget + "What means the saloon slogan Summon In The Housesweep Dinah?"

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

The Letter: all at home's health

ausland (ger) - foreign countries

many asleeps between onworld and the new, someathomes & more in ausland huts turns Milkmike (Joyce's note, Circe) + The Letter: the last of the first.

Kate - a pet form of Katherine; prostitute (Slang) + wedding cakes + The Letter: lovely present/parcel of cakes.

The Letter: unto life's end

milkman + mike - Irishman + The Letter: the heat turned the mild.

tart - girl or woman (endearingly); a prostitute + sweetheart - darling.

punch - to deliver a sharp blow or forward thrust at; esp. to strike with the closed fist + {enough to make Mike punch the hell out of his twin Nick}

hate (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - heat + hell-hated - hated or abhorred as hell.

nicky - dim. of Nicholas + Mick/Nick (motif).

boost - a push upward, a lift, help, encouragement; boast + Joyce's note, Circe: 'and thats Maggesty or no Majesty, if any boost him born gentleman and be found heathen by his privates and hopes to hear his fondest from the generals he selected, well, that is his funny role and his funeral, thank you, too. Everyword for oneself but Code
for us all.'

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 + (vicars of the church).

metaphysician - one who is versed in metaphysics

in a row - one after another

advokette = advocate + advokaat (Dutch) - barrister + vocatives.

voyou (fr) - guttersnipe

semi-voyelles (fr) - semivowels

langue (fr) - language; tongue


dentelle (fr) - lace + dentals.


Furz (ger) - break wind, fart

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 + epically.

Volapuk - an artifical international language based largely on English

gromwell - the common name for any of the plants of the genus Lithospermum + grom (Russian, Serbian) - thunder + growled + Cromwell.

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 + (furtive couples).

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

coarse - ordinary, common, base (in the depreciatory sense of these epithets) + horsecart.

hath = have + (love was, is, and will be).

wear and tear - wearing or damage due to ordinary usage, deterioration in the condition of a thing through constant use or service + tare and ages! (Anglo-Irish phrase) - (mild expletive).