mish - missionary + SLIEVE MISH - Mountain, County Antrim, where St Patrick tended swine as a boy slave of Milchu.

MELL OF MOY - Ancient Irish elysium; Magh Meall, Ir. "honey plain." A name for the Otherworld.  

venture - voyage + cardinal virtue + *IJ* and *VYC*.

capitol - the building in which a legislative body meets, statehouse + capital sins.

pocketbook - a book for notes, memoranda, etc., intended to be carried in the pocket; a note-book 

packetboat - a boat or vessel plying at regular intervals between two ports for the conveyance of mails, also of goods and passengers; a mail-boat. 

keep - care, attention; charge

Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1697-8)

Benjamin Lee Guinness, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1861)

Peter Paul McSwiney, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1864, 1875)

T.D. Sullivan, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1886-7)

Valentine Blake Dillon, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1894-5)

T.C. Harrington, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1901-4)

Laurence O'Neill, Lord-Mayor of Dublin (1917-23)

lunger - one suffering from a chronic disease of the lungs + lunch

diener - a laboratory helper + Diener (ger) - servant + dinner

souper (Anglo-Irish) - a Catholic who converts to Protestantism in return for food

Tipperary - county in Ireland

distinctly - clearly, plainly + Dear Dirty Dublin.

Wehr (ger) - defence, corps

morder = murder

ostman = hoastman - a member of a corporation of merchant guild in Newcastle-upon tyre + Ostmen - Scandinavians anciently settled along the east coast of Ireland + Ottoman (named after founder of the dynasty, Osman).

effendi - a Turkish title of respect chiefly applied to members of learned professions, master

serge - a woollen fabric

padishah - a persian title ("great king" or "emperor") applied in Persia to the shah, in Europe usu. to the sultan of Turkey + {a Viking offender, Sergeant Paddy or Ottoman ruler}

baas - master, boss; base

Priam - last king of Troy, character of Homer's, Shakespeare's 

parisite - a fluocarbonate of the metals of the cerium group, found in small brownish-yellow crystals in the emerald mines of Colombia + Paris - son of Priam. Carried off Helen to Troy, occasioning the Troyan War + parasites.

Les Rois Fainéants (fr) - "sluggard kings", last of the Merovingian kings (500 -751)

tiara - a high ovate-cylindrical or dome-shaped diadem worn by the pope; a kind of turban worn by Persians; the head-dress of the Jewish High Priest + Tara of the kings - ancient capital of Ireland.

scone - (More fully scone cap) 'The old broad bonnet of the Lowlands'; a large round cake + According to Keating, a 17th century Irish historian, the Coronation Stone in the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey is Lia Fáil, the stone on which Irish kings were crowned at Tara, brought to London by Edward I from Scone, Scotland, where it was on loan.

unfillable - incapable of being filled, insatiable

liam - leash + Liam (Irish) - William + LIA FAIL - The "Stone of Destiny," a monolith at ancient Tara which shrieked at the coronation of rightful high kings, and caused "black spot" on any guilty man seated on it. 

felled - p. of fell - to beat or knock down, kill + William Gladstone 'failed' Parnell ('uncrowned King of Ireland') in Westminster when the Home Rule Bill was defeated.

Westminster - section of London in which the house of parliament is located. Wesminster Abbey is now the repository of the Lia Fail, aka the Stone of Scone. 

strike out - to cancel or expunge with or as with the stroke of pen + strike - to deal or aim a blow with the fist, a stick, etc. Const. at. Also to strike back, out.

row - 'To make a vigorous investigation' into something (dial.)

saul = soul + Saule (ger) - column, pillar + Saul converted on road to Damascus, then took name Paul.

appaling + Paul.

predicament - condition, situation, position; esp. an unpleasant, trying, or dangerous situation.

Budapest + pest - plague.

match head - a piece of chemical composition with which a match is tipped

aspen - a tree of the poplar family (Populus tremula), with greyish bark and spreading branches, the leaves of which are specially liable to the tremulous motion that characterizes all the poplars + alpenstock.

He will never set the Liffey on fire (or 'He’ll never set the Thames on fire') - He’ll never make any figure in the world; never plant his footsteps on the sands of time.

spare the rod - to leave (a person) unhurt, to refrain from inflicting punishment upon + Spare the rod and spoil the child (proverb).

Marry in haste and repent at leisure (proverb) + married with Kate + 4-stage Viconian cycle: thunder, marriage, burial, providence [.14-.17].

punk - to quit; prostitute (Slang) + repented

Rosie O'Grady (song): 'And when we are married, O how happy we'll be'

welkin (Archaic) - sky + make the welkin ring - to make loud sounds.

Wilkins Micawber - an improvident person who lives in expectation of an upturn in his fortunes (a character in Dicken’s novel David Copperfield)

the god on top of the staircase - Osiris in 'the oldest representation of the god which we have', according to Wallis Budge (Budge: The Book of the Dead xxxv: 'the position at the top of the staircase which in later days gained for Osiris the title of "the god at the top of the staircase;" on sarcophagi and elsewhere pictures are sometimes given of the god sitting on the top of the staircase').

carrion - dead putrefying flesh of man or beast + Budge: The Book of the Dead xxi: (The early inhabitants of Egypt) 'made no attempt to mummify the bodies... still... many bodies have been found wrapped in skins of animals, and grass mats'.

mat - a piece of a coarse fabric formed by plaiting rushes, sedge, straw, bast, etc., intended to lie, sit, or kneel upon, or for use as a protective covering for floors, walls, plants, etc., or in packing furniture.

falsehood - that which is contrary to fact or truth; an untrue proposition, doctrine, belief, etc.

spindle - intr. Of cereals: To shoot up into the slender stalks on which the ear is formed; to rise in a slender form + spindel (Swedish) - spider + Joyce's note: 'Spiders' web over cavemouth' Holland 82: 'It is related that some of the scouts came to the very mouth of the cave [where Mohammed was hiding], and were about to enter when they noticed a thick network of spider's web spun across the opening. Feeling certain that no one could have passed into the cave for a considerable time, they agreed that further search was useles.'

unsightliness - ugliness + Unsichtbarkeit (ger) - invisibility (literally 'unsightliness').

nestling - a young bird which is not yet old enough to leave the nest; the youngest child of a family + Joyce's note: 'accacia tree with 2 wild pigeons' Holland 82-83: 'Another legend tells that a party of armed men, ranging over Mount Thaur, came to the entrance of the cave, and behold! an acacia tree had sprung up just in front of the narrow opening, and two wild pigeons had perched on its branches… To this day the birds are regarded as sacred in the territory of Meccah; flocks of them are always to be seen around the Kaabah, and no one would ever think of hurting them.'

liven = enliven

arbutus - a genus of evergreen shrubs and trees + My Love's an Arbutus (song).

strike hands - (said of two parties to a bargain) to take one another by the hand in confirmation of a bargain

warsheet - some kind of rope used on a ship + sheet - a broad piece of linen or cotton stuff, canvas, or the like, for covering, swathing, protecting from injury, etc. (obs.)

pledge - to bind by or as if by a pledge, plight + Joyce's note: 'great pledge' → Holland: The Story of Mohammed 77: (of a famous early pledge to Islam) 'the Second or Great Pledge of Al-Akabah'.

mantle - a loose sleeveless cloak of varying length; Applied (often with qualification Irish mantle) to a kind of blanket or plaid worn until the 17th c. by the rustic Irish, often as their only covering + Joyce's note: 'green mantle' Holland 80: 'Rumors of the plot [by the Kuraysh] having reached Mohammed, he escaped from the back of his house, and took refuge with his friend Abu Bakr. Meanwhile Ali laid himself down on the Prophet's bed, wrapped in his green mantle, to deceive any of the enemy who might chance to look in.'

vicelegal, viceregal + (our friend the Viking king, but also our sworn foe).

sworn foe - one who has vowed perpetual enmity against another; hence, a determined or irreconcilable enemy + Swaran - in Macpherson's Fingal, leader of the Norse against whom Fingal fights. The Norse are defeated and general reconciliation occurs + foi (fr) - fidelity, loyalty, guarantee, confidence.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal I: 'Four stones... rise on the grave of Câthba' (glossed in a footnote: 'This passage alludes to the manner of burial among the ancient Scots. They opened a grave six or eight feet deep... and four stones placed on end to mark the extent of the grave').

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora III: 'It is pierced, by his streams' (describes the death of Tur-lathon, whose shield was apparently pierced by the streams of the the Moruth river).

wassail bowl - a bowl used for mixing and serving liquor formerly drunk in England

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: The Death of Cuthullin: 'He offered him the shell of joy' + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: The War of Inis-Thona: 'They rejoiced in the shell' (glossed in a footnote: 'a phrase for feasting sumptuously and drinking freely' (as shells were used as drinking vessels)).

MORA - In Macpherson's poems, one of a chain of hills overlooking Moi-lena, the valley of the Lubar River, and the hill of Lora across the valley. Fingal spends most of his time there watching battles in the valley. 

in readiness - in a state of preparation + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora III: 'firm look in readiness' (gloss of name of Cairbar and Cathmor's father, Colc-ulla).

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora I: 'forward spear' (glossed in a footnote as signifying hostility).

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora V: 'her feet of wind'.

currach - a small boat made of wickerwork covered with hides, used from ancient times in Scotland and Ireland + Curach - Ossianic hero, killed by Swaran + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal I: 'Curach' (glossed in a footnote: 'Cu-roach... the madness of battle').

strew - to scatter, spread loosely

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora VII: 'The poet describes a kind of mist, which rose by night from the Lake of Lego, and was the usual residence of the souls of the dead, during the interval between their decease and the funeral song'.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal IV: 'I went, in suit of the maid, to Lego's sable surge. Twelve of my people were there, the sons of the streamy Morven!'

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora III: (of Fingal) 'brightening in the last of his fields'.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora VIII: (Fingal's companions) 'looked sidelong on Erin's host, and darkened as they went' (i.e. grieved).

Year of mourning (Joyce's note) → Holland: The Story of Mohammed 64: (of the death of Mohammed's wife Khadijah and of his uncle and protector Abu Talib) 'With good reason was the year in which these events took place called the Year of Mourning'.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal I: 'Fithil' (glossed in a footnote: 'an inferior bard'; also in Temora IV) + 'fidhil' is English 'feel' spelt as Irish + fiddle

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal II: 'the ghost of Crugal came from his cave. the stars dim twinkled through his form'.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora I: 'Fingal, who is terrible in battle, the king of streamy Morven!' + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal III: 'Morven's' (glossed in a footnote: 'All the northwest coast of Scotland probably went, of old, under the name of Morven, which signifies a ridge of very high hills').

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal IV: 'sunbeam' (glossed in a footnote: 'Fingal's standard was distinguished by the name of "sunbeam"... To begin a battle is expressed, in old composition, by "lifting of the sunbeam"').

hereditatis columna erecta (l) - the lofty column of inheritance [Wellington monument]

hagios chiton eripheios (gr) - holy garment of a kid, sacred tunic of a young he-goat

nod - to let the head fall forward when drowsy or asleep

for the nonce - for the occasion; hence (in modern use), for the time being; temporarily

crow - to utter a loud inarticulate sound of joy or exultation

cheerio - a parting exclamation of encouragement; 'goodbye'; a salutation before drinking

ecumenical - belonging to or representing the whole (Christian) world, or the universal church; general, universal, catholic

equate - to state the equality of (one quantity) to or with (another)

integras (l) - you make whole, heal, repair + eliminated integrals + {was split in the middle [two girls]}

3/1 is an improper fraction

conical - cone shaped + comical headpiece (Confucius had a strange bump on his forehead).

headpiece - a piece of armour for the head, a helmet; any covering for the head, a cap + Finnegan's Wake (song): 'Tim Finnegan... he carried a hod'.

hair on him

Confucius and his mother moved to Chufu after father's death

chinchin - esp. of greeting or farewell, trivial talk, chatter; a phrase of salutation; insolent talk + name 'Chinese' taken from short-lived rule of Chins + (the Chinese letter 'Chin' looks like *M*).

Festy King [085.23] + Confucius (Kung Fu-tze) born after his parents' prayer at a shrine from which Tai Shan (The Great Mountain, a sacred mountain) was visible to the North + kangaroo.

Thailand + Tasmania + T'AI SHAN - Mountain, Shantung province, China; for 4 millennia it has been a sacred mountain and a pilgrimage site, with pilgrims climbing the road to the temples on top + shanty (Anglo-Irish) - old house.  

gasometer - aparatus for measuring and hoding gas; voluble talker (Slang)

lithium - a metallic element of the alkaline group + *I*

lurid - pale and dismal in colour; shining with a red glow or glare amid darkness + *J*

anularis (l) - relating to a signet-ring; a white color made from chalk + annular.