princeps - a first edition of a work + editio princeps - original edition.

cud - the food which a ruminating animal brings back into its mouth from its first stomach, and chews at leisure + all to the good - generally advantageous + much to the good.

mutually + 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.

incompatibility - incongruity, absolute inconsistency, irreconcilableness

delusional - suffering from or characterized by delusions

ambivalent - entertaining contradictory emotions (as love and hatred) towards the same person or thing

pilotism - pilotage, skill in the duties of a pilot + pivot - a cardinal or central point + platonism - the philosophy of Plato or his followers. Plato's theory of Forms or theory of Ideas asserts that non-material abstract (but substantial) forms (or ideas), and not the material world of change known to us through sensation, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality. When used in this sense, the word form is often capitalized. Plato speaks of these entities only through the characters (primarily Socrates) of his dialogues who sometimes suggest that these Forms are the only true objects of study that can provide us with genuine knowledge.

posit - to place in relation to other objects; take as actual, assume the existence of, to postulate often in absence of supporting evidence

poole = pole + poule (fr) - prostitute + two maypoles (male poles) + Wyndham Lewis: The Pole (sketch about Poles gulling a Breton landlady, 1909, 1927).

pictor (l) - painter + picture + Picts and Scots.

omber = umber - a grayling (sort of fish) + umbra (l) = ombre (French) - shadow + other

scotia (l) = skotia (gr) - darkness, gloom + Scotia (l) - Ireland + Scotia Minor (l) - Scotland.

undistributed - (of investments) not distributed among a variety of securities + fallacy of the undistributed middle - a logical fallacy that is committed when the middle term in a categorical syllogism isn't distributed (1. All students carry backpacks. 2. My grandfather carries a backpack. 3. Therefore, my grandfather is a student.)


wistfully - with expectant or yearning eagerness + FDV: Positing two male poles, the one the pictor of the other and the other the ÓKÓTOΣ 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.

cowry - the porcelain-like shell of a small gastropod + houri - a nymph of the Muslim Paradise. Hence applied allusively to a voluptuously beautiful woman + cow maid. 

zero hour (midnight): "we must grope on till Zerogh hour like pou owl giaours" [107.21-22], "at zero hour as 'twere the peal of vixen's laughter" [403.20] + (prior to beginning of time).

babbling - chattering, prating + boiling point.

Platonism - Plato's philosophical system; the doctrine or practice of Platonic love + platinum - a somewhat rare metal (at first named platina), of a white colour like silver but less bright, fusible only at an extremely high temperature + platinum blond(e) - (of the hair) silvery-blonde in colour.

kish - a large square wicker basket + Saul, son of Kish, went out to look for his father's ashes (I Samuel 9:3).

turn about - to reverse one's position, to turn round

margarine - a substance made from edible oils and meat fats with water or skimmed milk + -een (Anglo-Irish) - (diminutive) + (Maggy).

romp - to play or frolic in a lively, frisky or boisterous manner; to move, cover the ground, easily and rapidly

lyricism - quality of being lyric, affectation of high-flown sentiment or poetic enthusiasm

chamber - intended for performance by a few musicians for a small audience (chamber music) + Shem-bred.

appetizing - exciting a desire or longing, esp. for food; stimulating or whetting the appetite

entry - the beginning of the part of a performer or instrument in a canon or other musical composition; the entrance upon (a journey, work, etc.) (obs.) + entrée (fr) - dish served before the meat and after the 'hors d'oeuvre' or soup.

chest - a box + chest of viols - the set of viols (a musical instrument).

viand - articles of food; provisions, victuals + viande (fr) - meat.

plumply - directly, plainly, flatly

putting + plum pudding - a pudding of fresh plums contained in a crust.

carp - a freshwater fish, Cyprinus carpio; discourse (obs.), carping speech, cavil + putting the cart before the horse (phrase) + karpos (gr) - fruit (last dish of a meal).

hor - dirt, filth, defilement, foulness + hors d'oeuvre (fr) - first dish of a meal.

distress - the sore pressure or strain of adversity, trouble, sickness, pain, or sorrow + Work in Progress - Joyce's name for Finnegans Wake during composition.

cream - to form a cream + 'I Dream of Thee, Sweet Madeline' (song) + FDV: O Margareen Sweet Margareen! I dream cream for thee sweet Margarine etc. etc.

lump - a compact mass of no particular shape + Gounod: Faust IV.12: Si le bonheur: 'O Margarita! O Margarita! Still on the bough is left a leaf of gold'.

correspondent - one who communicates with another by letters

garnish - things placed round or added to a dish to improve its appearance at table

drisheen - a kind of sausage made from sheep's blood, milk, and seasoning (suggested recipe: '1 pint sheep's blood, 1 pint milk, 1 pint water, ½ lb. chopped mutton suet')

tansy - an erect herbaceous plant, with strong aromatic scent and bitter taste

pawnbroking - the occupation of lending money on the security of articles pawned + heartbreaking.

pathos - that quality in speech, writing, music, or artistic representation (or transf. in events, circumstances, persons, etc.) which excites a feeling of pity or sadness; power of stirring tender or melancholy emotion + pathos (gr) - passion.

shoddy - having a delusive appearance of superior quality. Also, cheap, inferior.

piece - a musical composition, usually short; a portion or quantity of any substance or kind of matter

toast - to drink in honour of (a person or thing)

crinicultural - of or pertaining to the growth or culture of hair + crinicultura (l) - hair-care, cultivation of the hair.

streak - a thin irregular line of a different colour or substance from that of the material or surface of which it forms a part

bowel - an intestine + bowl 

brindled - 'streaked, tabby, marked with streaks' + (hair imitating 7 colours of rainbow).

betterave (fr) - beetroot (the edible root of the beet)

blanc mange - a sweetmeat made of dissolved isinglass or gelatine boiled with milk, etc., and forming an opaque white jelly + blanches mains (fr) - white hands.

fullbottom - a large wig with curled sections falling below the shoulders

signorina - The Italian term of respect applicable to a young unmarried lady.

cutis (l) - skin + cuticura (l) - skin-care + Cuticura - a brand of soap, also sold in Dublin (advertised as promoting hair-growth [.27] and as making hands white [.28]).


Harlene - a brand of hair restorer, also sold in Dublin + "Your head has been touched by the god Enel-Rah and your face has been brightened by the goddess Aruc-Ituc." [237.27-29]

divert - to cause (the mind, attention, etc.) to turn from one channel to another; to distract

aria - melody, tune + area.

in illo tempore (l) - 'at that time'; Latin formula used in the Mass to introduce Gospel + il tempo (it) - the time + ill temper.

unborn - not yet born, still to be born + (contraceptive).

heeder - one who heeds (to have a care, pay attention, take notice) + readers