corked - stopped or confined with a cork, furnished with a cork or heel.

bott - cadger, sponger + but

pseudo - - false, pretended, counterfeit, spurious, sham, falsely so called or represented.

sus in cribro (l) - pig in a sieve (name designating Pope Urban III in Prophecies of Malachy. Malachy's description is an allusion to the Pope's family name, Crivelli. Crivelli in Italian means sieve.) 

semper (l) - always + excommunico (l) - to put out of the community, to excommunicate + ambi- (l) - around- + sum (l) - I am + sumus (l) - we are.

TURKEY - Republic, South-East Europe (Turkey-in-Europe) and South-West Asia (Turkey-in-Asia) + tugurium (l) - hut, cottage + tugurio (it) - hut, hovel + Nova Roma (l) - New Rome (name given by Constantine to Byzantium (330 A.D.), soon become Constantinopolis).

blivende (Danish) - lasting

living space - space for accomodation + FDV: My building space is always to let to men, replied concluded the Mookse. My side is as safe as houses and I see what it is to be seen. Paris Paryses Parysis belongs to he him who praises parises himself. I can prove it against you, my good enemy. I bet you a this dozen of tomes.

Leonine City - that part of Rome in which the Vatican stands, which was walled and fortified by Leo IV (c 850) + Leo - "Lion": name of thirteen popes and six Byzantine emperors.) 

consistory - a court, ecclesiastical court + consistorium (l) - place of assembly; place where the emperor's council met.

allocution - the action of addressing or exhorting; hortatory or authoritative address.

pontifically - in a pontifical or stately manner, in grand style, dogmatically

jurisdiction - power to administer the law, administration of justice

Constantine (?288-337) - first Roman emperor to be converted to Christianity. Moved the capital to Byzantium, allegedly granted temporal power in Rome to the pope 2. an anti-pope (767-769).

crammer - a lie

shipwrecked - having suffered shipwreck (destruction, total loss or ruin)

temporal - temporal power; secular as opposed to sacred; lay as distinguished from clerical; Of law: civil or common as distinguished from canon.

by inches - by little and little, very gradually, bit by bit

thrust - an act of thrusting; a lunge or stab made with a weapon

airly - of air, aerial + too early

sieve - to perforate with holes like a sieve + sus in cribro + s˘sibion (Modern Greek) - life-boat, life-belt (Pronunciation 'sosivion').

contemption - the action of contempting, contempt

decretals - the collection of papal decrees forming the second part of the body of canon law.

as safe as houses - very safe, perfectly safe

holey = being full of holes, having a hole + holydome - a holy place, chapel; holiness + halidom (Archaic) - holy place, sanctuary; holy thing, relic.


Union Jack - Originally and properly, a small British union flag flown as the jack of a ship; in later and more general use extended to any size or adaptation of the union flag (even when not used as a jack), and regarded as the national ensign.

yok - laugh, joke

parisis - a french coin (from Paris) + praise + parisos (Modern Greek) - equal.

tu sais (fr) - you know

crucicrux (l) - a criss-cross + The Prophecies of St. Malachy no. 101: 'Crux de cruce': 'Cross from a cross' (Pius IX).

weight - to oppress with weight, to weigh down + Shaun is Thoth and stuffs and stuffs himself with food, getting weightier and weightier. When he loses his balance (426.31), Shaun proves himself a false Thoth, for Thoth was the god of balance. In the same way Shaun proves himself a false Christ when he tries to fly to heaven and cannot (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).

momentum - impetus gained by movement

mein = mine + mein Gott (ger) - my God + gut (ger) - good.

Constantinopolis (l) - Constantine's city

bet - to make a bet with or against

odd - used in numeration to denote a remainder or numerical surplus over and above a 'round number' (as of units over tens, dozens, or scores); and thus becoming virtually an indefinite cardinal number of lower denomination than the round number named.

voluminous - large, numerous

qua prima (l) - which first + Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris (l) - Arms and the man I sing, the first who from the shores of Troy (line 1, Vergil's Aeneid).

compote = compot - computation, reckoning, esp. of the calendar

fructus (l) - fruit, profit + The Prophecies of St. Malachy no. 62: 'Fructus jovis juvabit': 'The fruit of Jupiter will help' (Julius II).

tome - a book, a volume; now usually suggesting a large, heavy, old-fashioned book

Blick (ger) - veiw; look, glance

jewel - to adorn with jewels

ciel (fr) - sky + caelum (l) - sky + cielo (it) - sky + cieling

to strike lucky - to hit a vein of good fortune + to strike oil - to hit upon a source of rapid profit and affluence, to reach the oil (petroleum).

ild (Danish) - fire

scintila - a glittering particle + scintillant - emmiting sparks + santo (it) - saint + scintilla (it) - spark + James Joyce: Ulysses.15.4243: (of Stephen) 'He lifts his ashplant high with both hands and smashes the chandelier'.

cloister - a convent + cluster

maple - any of the trees or shrubs of the genus Acer, flourishing in northern temperate regions, many of which are grown for shade or ornament, some valued for their wood, and some for a sugar product + Maple's Hotel, Dublin (appears in Joyce's Portrait).

luceo (l) - to glitter, to shine + Lucialys (Danish) - Santa Lucia's light + lucciole (it) - fire-flies.

stop sign - a sign indicating that traffic should stop

sophy - a wise man, sage

Barat, St Madeleine Sophie - according to Father Noon, foundress of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart, which educates girls. 


odd - extraneous or additional to what is reckoned or taken into account; hence, That is not, or cannot be, reckoned, included, or co-ordinated with other things; not belonging to any particular total, set, or group.

docens (l) - teaching, instructing, telling

vellum - a fine kind of parchment (used especially for writing, painting, or binding).

Greek + Graesk (Danish) - Greek.

Rosicrucian - rel. to a supposed society or order, reputedly founded by one Christian Rosenkreuz in 1484, but first mentioned in 1614, whose members were said to claim various forms of secret and magic knowledge, as the transmutation of metals, the prolongation of life, and power over the elements and elemental spirits.

onto - to a position on or upon

lapse - Confused with laps, pl. of lap

pro - - prior, substituting for + proleg - a fleshy leg of some insects + prolexis (gr) - foretelling + prolegomenon (gr) - that which is said beforehand, a foreword + Budge: The Book of the Dead li: 'Copies of the Book of the Dead... were placed... in the coffin with the deceased... the papyrus... frequently... was placed between the legs of the deceased, either just above the ankles or near the upper part of the thighs'.

scupper - colloq. To defeat, ruin, destroy, put an end to + John 10:16: 'there shall be one fold, and one shepherd'.

waterproof - raincoat

hundred + FDV: He proved it by Neuclid, by Inexagoras, by Mummsen, by Thumpsun Thumpson, by Orasmus, and by O. Hone and after that he reproved it altogether by after the binomial the dioram and the penic law walls and the inklespill legends and the rune of the hoop and the lesson lessons of expedience and the judicats judycats of Puncher's Pylax.

drei-und-dreissig (ger) - thirty-three

vraiment, tu sais (fr) - 'really, you know' + vremya (Russian) - 'time' + chasy (Russian) - hours.

Nicholaus (l) - "Victory-army": name of five popes and one anti-pope.

alopex (gr) - fox

number + nimbus (l) - rainstorm; thunder-cloud; saint's aureole + nomen (l) - name.

Euclid - a mathematician of Alexandria who flourished about 300 b.c.

Pythagoras - an ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician of Samos (6th c. b.c.)

Henrik Ibsen - Norwegian dramatist and poet (1828-1906) + Mommsen, Theodor (1817-1903) - German historian, wrote of Rome. 

Desiderius Erasmus - the greatest European scholar of the 16th century. Using the philological methods pioneered by Italian humanists, he helped lay the groundwork for the historical-critical study of the past, especially in his studies of the Greek New Testament and the Church Fathers + oremus (l) - let us pray.

Eumenius - (fl. c. AD 300), Roman orator and teacher of rhetoric + Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609) - Dutch protestant theologian (opposed Calvinist doctrine of predestination).

Anacletus II - "Renowned": antipope from 1130 to 1138 whose claims to the papacy against Pope Innocent II are still supported by some scholars.  

Malachy, Saint - celebrated archbishop and papal legate who is considered to be the dominant figure of church reform in 12th-century Ireland + REFERENCE 

augurer - a religious official among the Romans, whose duty it was to predict future events and advise upon the course of public business, in accordance with omens derived from the flight, singing, and feeding of birds, the appearance of the entrails of sacrificial victims, celestial phenomena, and other portents.

Capponi, Gino, Marquis (1792-1876) - Italian politician and historian who made a vast collection of documents for a history of the Church. 

abracadabra - a cabalistic word, formerly used as a charm, and believed to have the power, when written in a triangular arrangement, and worn round the neck, to cure agues, etc. Now often used in the general sense of a spell, or pretended conjuring word.

formula - a set form of words in which something is defined, stated, or declared.

reprove - to prove to be false or erroneous, to reject; to prove again.

altogether + Ehr- (ger) - honor.