almightful - all-powerful + phai mou (Modern Greek) - my food.

mouthful - word or phrase of notable length or sonority

Ormuzd and Ahriman - supreme gods of the Zoroastrian religion; good and evil, their conflict is forever; Ahriman is the chief spirit of darkness and evil in Zoroastrianism + ari (Hebrew) - lion. 

Ormuzd - chief deity of Zoroastrianism, source of light and embodiment of good.

aliment - nutriment, food; fig. That which supports or sustains the mind, a quality, state, etc.

in the midst of - while fully engaged with, during the continuance of (an action or condition) + phrase list of fame.

faim (fr) - hunger + phae me (Modern Greek) - eat me.


Salm (ger) - psalm, sermon + Song of Solomon 5:1: 'I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved'.

butyrum (l) - butter + mel (l) - honey + comedo (l) - to eat + comedet (l) - he may eat + malum (l) - evil + eligo (l) - to elect + bonum (l) - good + Vulgate Isaiah 7:15: 'Butyrum et mel comedat ut sciat reprobare malum et eligere bonum': 'butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good' (this sentence is regarded as prophecy of Jesus).

Haensli and Koebi - Swiss-German diminutives of John and James + {Little Hans is a piece of buttered bread, my buttered bread! And Koebi (Jacob) eat/is your ham sandwich/stinking filth. Yes! Yes! Yes!}

Kot (ger) - excrement

butterscotch - candy (composed of sugar and butter) + FDV: This, in fact, is Caseous the brotherscotch or por tyron! a hole or two, the stink aforefelt, and some prigging worms. However let us be tolerant in drinkhard philosophies tolerantiae causa. you complain and Hi Hi High must say you are not mistaken. We cannot (this is what has) escape our like and mislikes exiles or ambusheers, beggar or neighbor Nex quovis burro num fit mercaseous? I am not thereby giving my final endorsement to the learned ignorance the Cusanus philosophy in which old Nicholas pegs it down that the smarter the spinning spin of the top the sounder the span of the bottom. (What he ought to have said, of course, was: the more stolidly immobile in space appears to be the bottom which is presented to us in time by the top  primomobile). And I shall be misunderstood if understood to give an uncondiontal sineque to the heroical fury of the Nolanus theory or, at any rate, if that subsub of a part of his theory where Theophily.

puir - poor

tyros (gr) - cheese + tyrrant

hole - spec. (slang) The mouth, the anus, or the female external genital organs.

high jinks - free or unrestrained merry-making

greedy worm - avarice or greediness as an itching passion in the heart + prig - to steal + prigging (Slang) - fucking + Wurm (ger) - worm.



in the wrong - to be wrong (about something)

mislike - misliking, disaffection, disagreement

exile - a banished person, one compelled to reside away from his native land

beggar thy neighbour - An advantage gained by one person or group at the expense of another. Itís used especially of a nation that selfishly profits at the expense of others. It started out as a childrenís card game, still popular, whose aim is to capture all the cards of oneís opponent.

advertiser - one that advertises

advance - to put forward (a statement, suggestion, or claim) for notice or acceptance

temporal - lasting or existing only for a time; passing, temporary

plea - a pleading, appeal, argument, claim; an apology, pretext, excuse

antipathy - the object of antipathy or settled dislike

ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius - Pythagoras: 'you cannot make [a statue of] Mercury from any log' + nex (l) - murder + Ex quovis burrus [butyrum] num fit merus caseus? (l) - From any red [butter] there is not made pure cheese? + burro (sp) - ass.

hereby - by this

endorsement - confirmation, ratification, approving testimony

'On Learned Ignorance' (1440) - In this work Nicolaus Cusanus described the learned man as one who is aware of his own ignorance. In this and other works he typically borrowed symbols from geometry to demonstrate his points, as in his comparison of man's search for truth to the task of converting a square into a circle.

Nicolaus Cusanus - cardinal, mathematician, scholar, experimental scientist, and influential philosopher who stressed the incomplete nature of man's knowledge of God and of the universe. Author of De docta ignorantia.

philosophism - spurious philosophic argument; sophism

put down - to set down in writing, write down + peg - to categorize, to form an opinion of + peg down - to keep in place, pin down, restrict.

smart - pretty steep; sharp, clearly outlined; considerable (in number, amount, extent, etc.)

pin + Nicholas of Cusa's definition: 'you must regard the centre and the poles as coincident, using the help of your imagination as much as possible.'

span - the distance or space between the abutments of an arch, the supports of a beam, the piers of a bridge, the walls carrying a roof, etc.; the stretch or extent of this.

bottom - that surface of a thing on which it stands or rests, the base; a pecuniary 'foundation' or 'basis' for commercial enterprise; capital, resources; hence, financial stability, commercial standing (obs.)

aubergiste - keeper of an auberge (an inn, a place of accommodation for travellers) + aubergine (fr. slang) - red nose (from drink).

stolid - dull and impassive; incapable of being excited or moved

primum mobile - a prime source of motion or action, an original cause or spring of activity, a prime mover; the supposed outermost sphere (at first reckoned the ninth, later the tenth), added in the Middle Ages to the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, and supposed to revolve round the earth from east to west in twenty-four hours, carrying with it the (eight or nine) contained spheres. 

sine qua non - indispensable, absolutely necessary or essential; somebody or something indispensable + sine quam (l) - without as much as + sine qua (l) - without which.

The Heroic Frenzies (1585) - In this work Bruno, making use of Neoplatonic imagery, treats the attainment of union with the infinite One by the human soul and exhorts man to the conquest of virtue and truth.

merry bout - an act of sexual intercourse + furia (l) - madness.

Bruno Giordano (byname Il Nolano) - Italian philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and occultist whose theories anticipated modern science. The most notable of these were his theories of the infinite universe and the multiplicity of worlds, in which he rejected the traditional geocentric (or Earth-centred) astronomy and intuitively went beyond the Copernican heliocentric (Sun-centred) theory, which still maintained a finite universe with a sphere of fixed stars. 

substrate - that which underlies an immaterial thing, condition, or activity; the basis on which  an immaterial 'structure' is raised; Linguistics. Elements or features of a language which are identified by linguists as being relics of, or due to the influence of, an earlier extinct language, usually of the same region. 

substratum theory - a theory that attributes linguistic change to the influence of a substratum language + history

Theophil - Theophilius, Bruno's mouthpiece in such works as De la causa, principio e uno and Cena de la ceneri + Giordano Bruno wrote: 'Almost all things are made up of opposites... we shall ever find that one opposite is the reason that the other opposite pleases and is desired.'

in principal - principally, chiefly + in principio (l) - in the beginning

point instant - the smallest unit of space - time + starting point

odiose = odious + Odyssey - a long adventurous journey.

by comparison - as compared with, considered with reference to + William Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing III.5.15: 'Comparisons are odorous'.

world + nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty: 'Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall'.

brie - a soft cheese

SILKEBORG - City in Jutland, Denmark. Butter churns from Paasch and Silkeborg have long been widely used in Ireland + FDV: While I am not recommending the Silkebjorg hetyrodynamo tyrodynamo machine for the more economic helixtrolysis of these adipates until I have looked into it for myself a little more closely I shall go on with my decisions after having shown you in time of what both products of our social stomach are in mutuearly polarised. Positing two male poles, the one the pictor of the other and the other the KTOΣ of the one, & looking around our so undistributed middle between males we wofully want a female to focus and in this way, pleasantly, this cowrymaid introduces herself at some precise hour which it is agreed we shall agree to call zero and So like that other son of a Kish who went out to found his father's ashes we come home gently on our asses to meet Margareen. O Margareen Sweet Margareen! I dream cream for thee sweet Margarine etc. etc.

tyros (gr) - "cheese" + tyrodynamon (gr) - cheese-powerful thing. 

electrolysis - chemical decomposition by galvanic action + helix (gr) - spiral, curl + lysis (gr) - a loosening + helikolysis (gr) - loosening of a curl or spiral.

antipodes - the exact opposite of a person or thing + ambo (l) - both + adipes (l) - fats.

in good time - after the lapse of a suitable interval, at a proper time; soon or early, quickly.

burro (it) - butter + burro (sp) - ass.

emended - freed from faults, improved, corrected

digest - to consider, thing or ponder upon

wholesome - mentally or morally healthful, tending or calculated to do good, beneficial

criticism - a critical essay, critique + Lewis: Time and Western Man: (Lewis said that he hoped Joyce would be) 'influenced by my criticism'.