(nearly fell off tree)

corked - stopped or confined with a cork, furnished with a cork or heel + Joyce's father from Cork.

bott - cadger, sponger + but

pseudo- - false, pretended, counterfeit, falsely so called or represented + sodawater.

what o'clock it is + whose cloak you're wearing.

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 + Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Dublin Annals section 1286: 'The citizens of Dublin excommunicated for encroaching on the ecclesiatical rights'.

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 + believing.

living space - space for accomodation + REFERENCE + FDV: My building space is always to let to men, replied concluded the Mookse.

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.) + Lyon.

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 + pompously.

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 + Wilde to Douglas (in De Profundis): 'but I met you either too late or too soon' + nowhere so early.

sieve - to perforate with holes like a sieve + sus in cribro

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 + safe as mother's milk + George Bernard Shaw: Widowers' Houses.

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

seen + FDV: My side is as safe as houses and I see what it is to be seen.

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 + (Act of Union of Great Britain and Ireland, 1800).

yok - laugh, joke + yoke

parisis - a french coin (from Paris) + praise + parisos (Modern Greek) - equal + FDV: Paris Paryses Parysis belongs to he him who praises parises himself.

tu sais (fr) - you know + Solon began his epic poem 'Atlantica' based on the story of Atlantis he had gotten from the priests at Sais, Egypt (590 B.C.).

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

(pressing grapes into wine) + present.

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 + wait a moment.

mein = mine + mein Gott (ger) - my God + gut (ger) - good + FDV: I can prove it against you, my good enemy.

Constantinopolis (l) - Constantine's city + Wyndham Lewis: Constantinople Our Star (in 'Blast' magazine, no. 2, 1915) + gospel.

bet - to make a bet with or against + FDV: I bet you a this dozen of tomes.

odd - indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number ("sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed in a deluge") + baker's dozen [Christ and 12 disciples].

voluminous - large, numerous + fulminous - pertaining to thunder and lightning.

qua prima (l) - which first + 'Quas primas' - beginning of an argument in the Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas + Pope Pius XI's 'Quas Primas' (On the Kingship of Christ) - Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King in 1925 to remind Christians that their allegiance was to their spiritual ruler in heaven as opposed to earthly supremacy, which was claimed by Benito Mussolini ("Christ the King" is a title of Jesus based on several passages of Scripture).

compote = compot - computation, reckoning, esp. of the calendar + compote - dessert of stewed or baked fruit.

fructus (l) - fruit, profit + bitter fruit [148.29] + 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 + Thomas Aquinas.

point + Pein (ger) - pain.

Blick (ger) - veiw; look, glance

jewel - to adorn with jewels

ciel (fr) - sky + caelum (l) - sky + cielo (it) - sky + almighty ceiling.

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) + Lucky Strikes (cigarettes) + (meaning that cataclysm was triggered by spatial Mookse and not by blackartful Gripes!?).

ild (Danish) - fire + blood + blue milk [215.06-.07]

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

cloister - a convent + star cluster.

stirabout - a kind of porridge

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) + Naples.

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 + odd dozens.

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

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 + Russian Churches.

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 + prologues + 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

drei-und-dreissig (ger) - thirty-three + 133.

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

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

alopex (gr) - fox + Aloysius - Joyce's saint's name.


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

Euclid - a mathematician of Alexandria who flourished about 300 b.c. + "It is significant that the Greeks, who were unable to fathom the real meaning of the Mysteries,
became, as Gerald Massey described them, "mere mystifiers" having lost touch with the physiological gnosis upon which the Mysteries were based: The Greeks could not master the system of Egyptian mythology, and the hieroglyphics were to them the dead letter of a dead language... What Herodotus knew of the mysteries he kept religiously concealed... What Plato had learned made him jealous of the allegories to which he did not possess the clue. Outside their own mysteries the Greeks stood altogether outside of the subject. They, as their writers allege, had inherited their mythology, and the names of the divinities, without knowing their origin or meaning. They supplied their own free versions to stories of which they never possessed the key. Whenever they met with anything they did not understand, they turned it the more effectively to their own account... Nothing could be more fatal than to try to read the thoughts of the remoter past through their eyes... The reproduction of the primitive myths from the Aryan stage of language in Greece is on a par with the modern manufacture of ancient Masters carried on in Rome." (Kenneth Grant: Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God)

Anaxagoras - a Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, famous for introducing the cosmological concept of Nous (mind), as an ordering force. He regarded material substance as an infinite multitude of imperishable primary elements, referring all generation and disappearance to mixture and separation respectively + "An ignorant explanation of the Egyptian Sign-Language was begun by the Greeks, who could not read the hieroglyphics. It was repeated by the Romans, and has been perpetuated by "Classical Scholars" ever since..." (Gerald Massey: Ancient Egypt The Light of the World)

Henrik Ibsen - Norwegian dramatist and poet (1828-1906)

Mommsen, Theodor (1817-1903) - German historian, wrote of Rome + + 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. 

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 (Anacletus II was of Jewish descent) 

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 (The Encyclopædia Britannica vol. V, 'Capponi, Gino', 289b: 'At his beautiful villa of Varramista be collected materials for a history of the Church; his work was interrupted by family troubles and by increasing blindness, but although by 1844 he had completely lost his sight he continued to work by means of amanuenses'). 

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. + Ippolito Aldobrandini of Florence became Pope Clemens VIII and ordered Bruno's execution + the Florentine families of Capponi and Aldobrandini were closely related + brandy.

formula - a set form of words in which something is defined, stated, or declared + formalin - a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water, used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens + formolê (gr) - poison.

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

altogether + Ehr- (ger) - honor + "Now the long form and the strong form and reform alltogether!" [523.13]