thoroughgoing - marked by thoroughness or zeal, extreme
trotty - lively, brisk + trout
sleek - entirely free from roughness; perfectly smooth or polished
Mayo - county in Ireland
TUAM - Town, North County Galway, on the Nanny River; site of great 6th-century monastic see, and one of the Four Sees of Ireland.
Sligo - county in Ireland
Galway - county in Ireland
chuck - to throw with the hand with little action of the arm; to throw underhand; to toss.
chub - a river fish of the Carp family
duck - to plunge or dive, or suddenly go down under water, and emerge again
dace - a small fresh-water cyprinoid fish
aequalis (l) - equal, the same
leppin (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - leaping
lane - Sc. A sluggish stream of water; also the smooth part of a stream.
SHANDON - An area on the North side of Cork City, noted for the bells of St Ann's Church. The coda, marked abcd), contains fragments of all four parts, but connects notably with the 'chimes' of (b), for it parodies The Bells of Shandon. Joyce's annotation to MS 47473, 194 states that here Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht are ringing in unison. It continues 'A bell a bell/on Shandon steeple/The questioner, keeping alone at the end etc, should have 8 lllllllls to his howl!' The bells of St Ann's at Shandon in Cork are operated by eight ropes: X must be harmonizing their responses with one rope in each of their eight hands (McHugh, Roland / The sigla of Finnegans wake) + Francis S. Mahony ('Father Prout'): song The Bells of Shandon (*A* as harmoniser).
ond - on it
Shandean - pertaining to Tristam Shandy
fippence - five pence
moy (Anglo-Irish) - plain
aequqal = equal + non aequalis (l) - not equal, not the same.
whad = what + S
slag - a worthless or insignificant person, a coward, a rough or brutal person + hvad slags (Danish) - what sort.
ladd (Norwegian) - overstock + Lochlann (Anglo-Irish/Hiberno-English) - Scandinavian.
retten (ger) - to save + rette (Norwegian) - correct + rettan (Danish) - serve up.
smutty - dirty; blackened + smussig (Danish) - dirty + flesk (Norwegian) - pork + flaske (Norwegian) - bottle.
old man (Anglo-Irish/Hiberno-English) - overflow waste in pouring draught stout, beer slops sold to unsuspecting customers.
melk = milk (n.,v.) + melk (Dutch) - milk.
vitious - vicious
geit - a border on a garment; jet + geit (Dutch) - goat.
Jack and Gill = lad and lass + Jack and Jill (Rhyming Slang) - till.
fra - from + fra tid til anden (Danish) - from time to time.
tiddling - vbln. of tiddle - to fondle or indulge to excess; to pet, pamper; to cherish + anding - breathing, breath.
toothpick - an instrument for picking the teeth
waste-paper basket - a basket (or box) into which waste paper is thrown + T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land (T.S. Eliot was the bearer of an embarrassing parcel of old shoes from Pound to Joyce, as related in Ellmann: James Joyce 493).
papish - papistical, popish (a hostile epithet)
pasture - food, nourishment
outsider (Anglo-Irish) - two-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle
sprink - sprinkle
dirt - to make foul
tobacco - the leaves of the tobacco plant dried and variously prepared, forming a narcotic and sedative substance widely used for smoking or chewing.
sweets - sweetened wine or other liquor; applied spec. to British wines and cordials; drugs.
general (Colloquial) - general servant, maid-of-all-work
louden - to become or grow loud or louder + läten auf dem Kirchspiel (German) - ring the church-bells.
kirk - church
Fusstritt (ger) - kick
malafides - bad faith, propose to deceive or defraud
hjælp! (Danish) - help!
efter - after
underhold - to hold land by sub-tenure + underholde (Danish) - support.
barnet - In full Barnet fair, the hair; hence, the head; the name of the London borough + barnet (Danish) - child.
Putz (ger) - ornament, decoration + putzen (ger) - to clean, polish.
dirty + crotte (fr) - dung + song The Croppy Boy.
botte - a brand of marling on sheep + botte (fr) - boot.
glimtfyr (Danish) - flashing beacon + glim (Slang) - a fire, a candle.
baas (Norwegian) - stall + baas (Dutch) - master.
grindstone - stone that revolves on an axle (used for sharping)
knives + kniv (Danish) - knife.
boarded - provided with board (i.e. stated meals) as a lodger at another person's house + full board - the provision of a bed and all meals: an arrangement offered by hotels, boarding houses, etc. + bordet (Norwegian) - the table.
lewd - lascivious, unchaste
godliness - the conforming of ones life to the god, righteousness
perchance - perhaps
nieuws (Dutch) - news
thans (Dutch) - now, at present + now and then
waggen - wagon - an open four-wheeled vehicle built for carrying hay, corn, etc. + spoorwagon (Dutch) - railway carriage + sporvogn (Danish) - tram.
Y.W.C.A. - The Young Women's Christian Association, founded 1855 in England, adopted its present name in 1877 and has branches all over the world. In many cities it provides residences, club rooms, and educational programs in its own buildings.
doorstep - the step at the threshold of a door, raised above the level of the ground outside.
baywindow - a widow projecting outward from the wall; a large protruding stomach esp. of a man.
bros - commercial abbrev. of brothers
swobber = swabber - one that swabs (to clean with swab)
watercloset - a closet or small room fitted up to serve as a privy, and furnished with water-supply to flush the pan and discharge its contents into a waste-pipe below.
scriobh (shkriv) (gael) - write + skreve (Norwegian) - stride.
bacon - a rustic, a clown, a 'chaw-bacon.' (obs.) (Referring, like many of the compounds, to the fact of swine's flesh being the meat chiefly consumed by the rural population of England.)
stable lad - a boy or man employed in or about a stable
begripe - to catch hold of, apprehend, to take in, comprehend + begrief vollstandig ihr (ger) - comprehend fully their + begripe (Danish) - understand.
fullstendig (Danish) - complete
Irer (Danish) - Irishman
jublende (Danish) - exulting + Jutlander
bygger (Danish) - builder
kein (ger) - no
fewd = feud - active hatred or enemity, hostility; a quarrel + few
five - to count by fives
ernst (ger) - earnest
obstain = abstain
zondig (Dutch) - sinful + Henrik Ibsen: Peer Gynt: 'Han er faderligt sindet imod min Person; - men ökenom, - nej, det er han ikke!': (of God) 'He is fatherly towards my little self, but economical - no, that He is not!' (Norwegian; inspired by seeing a yacht explode [530.23]; James Joyce: Letters I.254: letter 31/05/27 to Harriet Shaw Weaver: (Joyce's translation) 'He feels like a father for yours truly P.G. But a stickler for thrift - Holy Paul, that he isn't!').
unminded - unheeded, unregarded, left unnoticed, overlooked.
aleconner - an english town official charged with testing ale and beer
pore = poor + song Poor Ole Joe.
ole - old
joe - guy, fellow; sweetheart, dear
slogan - a war cry or battle cry; the distinctive note, phrase, cry, etc. of any person or body of persons.
summon - an authoritative call to attend at a specified place for a specified purpose + song 'There's someone in the house with Dina' (James Joyce: Ulysses.15.420 - REFERENCE ).
housesweep - to act as housekeeper, keep house
dinah - a man’s sweetheart or favourite woman + K
tic tac = tick tack = tic toc = tick tock - an imitation of the ticking of a clock, esp. the slow ticking of a large clock + tak (Danish) - thank you.
beeswax - to rub or polish with beeswax
clauber (Anglo-Irish) - mud from animals' feet
midden - a dung hill, kitchen midden + maiden
honeysucker - one that sucks honey + honey sugar + song 'You are the honey - honeysuckle, I am the bee'.
dandle - to fondle
Temora - name for Tara in James Macpherson's "The Poems of Ossian"
purpose - to offer, proffer, present