hiss - a sharp continuous spirant sound such as is emitted serpents, 's'
muddle up - to mix up blunderingly, to confuse together
mishmash - a confused mixture; a medley, hodgepodge, jumble
dismantle - to strip (dress or covering), divest; to take apart into its constituent pieces, disassemble
Noah (drunk, Genesis 9:21)
howbeit - however it may be, be that as it may, nevertheless, however + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn: 'howbeit, we heard not a son to leave by him'.
oceanic - rel. to ocean or Oceania + A version of Comyn's The Youthful Exploits of Fionn published by Ossianic Society, Dublin.
old man - father + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn: 'in his old man' (old age).
ignorance - want of knowledge + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 42: 'it was in prophecy to him (the) salmon of Feic to eat, and without a thing in his ignorance at all (that he should know everything) then'.
Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 35: 'Tulcha, son of Cumhall' (Tulcha Mac Cumhall, Finn's elder brother)
Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 38: (of Finn) 'So (he) was on his road till (he) heard (the) cry of [the] one woman. He goes towards her till he saw the woman, and (there) were tears of blood every [with] time (at one time), and (there) was a vomiting of blood the other time (i.e. every second turn), till her mouth was red'.
lit. trans. an la bhi ann (gael) = the day was in it (Anglo-Irish) - that day, on that day.
morrow - morning; the next following day + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn: 'on the morrow' (literally 'after the morrow').
Diarmaid (Dermot) - disintegration of Fianna begins when handsome Diarmaid elopes with Gráinne (Grace), a king's daughter whom Finn, as an old man, wishes to marry. Later, when Diarmaid is wounded, Finn lets him die for lack of water + Diarmaid Mac Murchadha (d'irmid' mok murukhu) (gael) - Freeman son of Murchadh ("sea-warrior"); anglic. Dermot Mac Morrough, Leinster king who invited Anglo-Norman invasion, and who abducted Dervorgilla, wife of Tiernan O'Rourke.
an ainm atá ar fear scríobhtha na saltrach (Irish) - is the name of the man who wrote the psalter (literally 'is the name is on the writing man of the psalter') + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 30: 'What name is on thee?'
psalter - The Book of Psalms, as one of the books of the Old Testament + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 1: (title page) '(FROM THE "SALTAIR OF CASHEL")' (i.e. Irish text from the Psalter of Cashel).
juxta- - near, by the side of, immediately adjacent + juncture - the action of joining together, joint + juxtajunctor (l) - a harnesser-together.
pass out of - to issue from, leave + Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 25: (of Finn's mother) '(she) went out of each desert into its fellow (from one to the other)'.
Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn: 'daughter': woman
Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 19: 'Torba, daughter of Eochaman of (the) Ernaans [it is she] was wife to Cumhall' (one of Finn's father's wives).
Comyn: The Youthful Exploits of Fionn 19: 'Morna (of the) fair-neck' (one of the names of a warrior who's son would kill Finn's father)
millinary - rel. to millenium (1.000 years) + military service.
totty - dazed, fuddled; a little child; girl; prostitute (Dublin Slang) + Tommy Atkins - a name for the typical private soldier in the British army.
formella (l) - a little mould for baking in + Formel (ger) - formula + formell (ger) - formal + formerly
confound - to mix up in idea, erroneously regard or treat as identical, fail to distinguish
another + a mother.
amusement - musing, mental abstraction, reverie (obs.) + Zement (ger) - cement.
billiard ball - solid ivory balls for playing billiards
up and down - to and fro, here and there; thoroughly; bluntly, directly; very steep, perpendicular
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs for climbing up or down
Hans - a familiar abbreviated form in German and Dutch of Johannes, John; hence, a German or Dutchman + Hans de Koerier (Dutch) - Shaun the Post + (not *V*) [.17] [.23]
laughing - laughter + According to Ben Jonson, Shakespeare had 'smalle Latine and lesse Greeke'.
cheek - cool confidence, effrontery, impudence + have the cheek (to do anything) - to have the 'face', audacity or effrontery.
bulb of percussion - the convex protuberance on the fractured surface of a flint + The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. II, 'Archaeology', 344d: 'If it were possible to determine with precision what were the peculiarities of the flint... thus altered by natural agencies, it would be easy to separate them from others purposely made by man... Even the one feature that is commonly held to determine human agency, the "bulb of percussion," cannot be considered satisfactory'.
Essex Bridge (Joyce's note, Wandering Rocks) + It is as true as Essex Bridge (Dublin phrase).
pheugô (gr) - I go (Pronunciation 'févgo') + Joseph + Japhet [.14] [.23] + (not *Y*) [.14] [.23]
I swan to man - I swear to God
jabber - rapid and indistinct or unintelligible talk, chatter, gibberish + Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking-Glass ch. I: 'Looking-Glass House': 'Jabberwocky' + FDV: reluctantly the theory of the jabbering ape was abandoned hotly dropped
amok - in a violently raging manner + among
shower - to wet with shower + hovering - that hangs poised in the air + flowering.
chestnut + Hanno's Periplus: "In this gulf was an island, resembling the first, with a lagoon, within which was another island, full of savages. Most of them were women with hairy bodies, whom our interpreters called 'gorillas'. Although we chased them, we could not catch any males: they all escaped, being good climbers who defended themselves with stones. However, we caught three women, who refused to follow those who carried them off, biting and clawing them. So we killed and flayed them and brought their skins back to Carthage. For we did not sail any further, because our provisions were running short."
Brasenose College, Oxford + bruise a nose + "the Lombog reed, the Lumbag fiferer, the Limibig brazenaze." [FW 398.30]
hotly - eagerly, hastily, ardently
odious - causing or exciting hatred or repugnance, offensive, repulsive + FDV: and its place usurped by that odious & even now today insufficiently despised person notetaker, Jim the Penman.
snatcher - one who snatches,
a thief, a kidnapper + Joyce's note: 'notesnatcher'
MS 47473-39, TsILS: that odious and still today insufficiently
^+malestimated+^ note taker ^+snatcher,+^ Shem the penman | JJA
46:337 | Feb-Mar 1925 |
kak (gr) - letter K + kakke (gr) = kak (Dutch) = cac (kok) (gael) - shit, excrement.
pfui - an exclamation of contempt or disgust + foei (Dutch) - fie! for shame!
bosh - int. Stuff and nonsense! Humbug!
poteen - Whisky distilled privately in Ireland + kak vy pozhivaete, moy chërny Gospodin? (Russian) - how are you, my black sir?
penman - a person who writes or copies for another, clerk, scribe; author + Jim the Penman - nickname of James Townshend Saward (fl. 1831-56). This respectable English barrister forged £100,000 worth of checks + THE DELIVERY OF THE LETTER