desh ta trin (Gipsy) - thirteen + tren (sp) - train + tren (Turkish) - railway.
patata - potato; batata (sweet potato) + papaver (l) - poppy + Foster, Vere (1819-1900) - English philanthropist who helped Irish emigration in the famine. According to Ulysses (705), he put out a "handwriting copybook" + patata (it) - potato + papaveri (it) - poppies.
fruiterer - a dealer in fruit, a fruit-seller
florist - one who raises flowers for sale, or who deals in flowers + Joyce's note: 'florist' → Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin (1929), 1189: (heading under Dublin and Suburbs Trades' Directory, listing twenty establishments) 'Fruiterers and Florists'.
ciao - an informal Italian greeting or farewell + ciao! (it) - hello! (common Italian greeting, derived from Venetian Italian Dialect sciavo: (your) slave).
chiavi (it) - keys + schiavi (it) - slaves + chavi (Gipsy) - girl, child, daughter.
saor sinn (ser shin) [?] (gael) - free us + sar shin (Gipsy) - how are you?
shillipen (Gipsy) - cold
vice - evil, immoral, or wicked person; a character in a morality play representing one or other vice; hence, a stage jester or buffoon.
bridewell - jail, prison
fast - Of persons: Living too fast; extravagant in habits; devoted to pleasure, dissipated; usually implying a greater or less degree of immorality (a fast woman).
on the spot - at once
john - guy, fellow, chap; cop, policeman + Shaun + (notebook 1924): 'Abel butcher' → Lamy, Commentarium in Librum Geneseos I.248: 'Undoubtedly Abel slaughtered the first-born of his flock in honour of God' (Genesis 4:4).
cattleman - a rearer of cattle on a ranche or run
spring - an act of springing or leaping; a bound, jump, or leap
divorce - to separate, part
fatten - to feed (animals) for market, make fit to kill
hang - Of flesh: To be suspended or fastened up in the air to dry, mature or become 'high'.
draw - to draw out viscera or intestines of, to disembowel
quarter - to cut into quarters
John 21:15-17: 'Feed my lambs... Feed my sheep' (Christ's command)
spatiality - spatial character, quality, or property + speciality
communicate - to impart by way of information to a society, the readers of a journal, or the like + excommunicate - (Eccl.) To cut off from communion; to exclude, by an authoritative sentence, from participation in the sacraments and services of the church, or from religious rites in general + Joyces' note: '.(Communicated)(Eol)'.
moreover - besides, in addition + morava (Gipsy) - to kill, to slay + DRAFT TWO: About that time it was generally hoped or suspected he would develop hereditary pulmonary T.B. and one pelting [night] blanketed folk hearing a coarse song and splash off Eden Quay thought all was safely over but, though he fell heavily & locally into debt, of course not even then was could he he be true to type but cheated even death.
for love or money - at any price, by any means + luvvo (Gipsy) - money, currency + FDV: It was generally hoped when he got into debt heavily locally he wd develop suspected hereditary pulmonary T.B. and one pelting night bedded blanketed folk hearing a coarse song & splash thought all was over but of course not even there was he true to type: Low! Whole continents rang with his lowness.
mortician - an undertaker, one who arranges funerals
turn out - to come to be, become ultimately [(notebook 1922-23): 'son turned out badly']
pulmonary - occurring in or affecting the lungs
T.B. - tuberculosis + Joyce's note: 'suspected pulmonory TB'
to do for - to ruin, destroy + to do for himself (Slang) - to commit suicide.
dandy - very good, fine
nay - Used to introduce a more correct, precise, or emphatic statement than the one first made.
pelting - raging, furious; insignificant
blanketed - covered with a blanket
Eden - paradise + Joyce's note: 'song & splash' → Freeman's Journal 20 Dec 1923, 8/5: 'Song's Tragic End. Mystery of the Liffey in the Early Morning': 'two seamen who were on the deck of the steamer Senda lying alongside George's quay heard a man singing a short distance away from the ship along the river side. The singing suddenly ceased, and a moment later a loud splash was heard'.
quay - an artificial bank or landing-place, built of stone or other solid material, lying along or projecting into a navigable water for convenience of loading and unloading ships.
roll - to turn over; to turn over (a matter) in the mind, consider, meditate upon (something).
all is up - all is over
debit - a debt (obs.) + to fall into debt - to fall under obligation to pay something + (notebook 1924): 'got into debt locally' → Freeman's Journal 10 Jan 1924, 7/3: '"No Volition of His Own". Novel Defense of Man Charged with Forgery': 'His pay as a clerk was totally inadequate, and he got into debt locally'.
antinomian - one that believes not only in law of Moses but in general standards of morality prevailing in any given culture; one who maintains that the moral law is not binding upon Christians, under the 'law of grace' + antinomianus (l) - believer that faith, not law, is the means of salvation.
true to type - consistent with, exactly agreeing with, 'faithful to'
cerebrum - the brain proper + cerebrum (l) - the brain.
explaudo (l) - to clap off (the stage); to drive out, to dissaprove + explode
pneuma (gr) - wind, breath, spirit + pneumatikos (gr) - of wind; inflated; breathing; spiritual + pneumantikos (gr) - prophetic by means of wind or spirit.
suffocate + Shem, down but not out, refuses, much to Shaun's annoyance, to accept saffron-cakes, symbols of death (in The Book of the Dead ch. XVII, saffron cakes stand for 'Osiris' or 'heaven and earth') (Hart, Clive / Structure and motif in Finnegans wake).
sod - a piece or slice of earth together with the grass growing on it
leave - permission asked for or granted to do something
fraid - afraid
fraud - one who is not what he appears to be, an impostor, a humbug
diddle - to cheat or swindle
anzi (it) - on the contrary
cable - to transmit (a message), or communicate, by submarine telegraph.
to take the words out of one's mouth - to anticipate what another was about to say.
guardacoste (it) - coast-guard + quanto costa? (it) - how much? + guarda-costas (Portuguese) - bodyguard.
Leporello - servant to Don Giovanni in Mozart's opera
szazas (Hungarian) - hundred
krajcar (Hungarian) - Kreuzer, an obsolete copper coin
Nea polis (gr) - "New city": Naples + Neapolitanus (l) - of Naples: Neapolitan wireless.
Jonathan - (esp. in phrase Brother Jonathan.) A generic name for the people of the United States, and also for a representative United States citizen + REFERENCE
here today gone tomorrow - present for only very short time (used to suggest that someone treats people in a very careless manner); someone remaining in a place for a short time.
fireless - having no fire; without energy, life, or animation + wireless
inconvinient - not befitting the case or circumstances, inappropriate
trickle - to pass as through pores, and so slowly, gradually, or imperceptibly + DRAFT TWO: You see he was low. All the time he kept on treasuring with condign satisfaction to himself all unkind words and if ever, during a conversazione in the nation's interest delicate hints were put thrown out to him about it, by some wellwisher in vain pleading with him to be a man such as: What is the meaning of that foreign word if you ever came across it we think it is something like canaille?: or: Did you anywhere, captain, in your tales of travel happen to meet stumble over upon a gentleman by answering to the name of something like Low Bugger who lives on loans and is 35 years of age?:
freaky - of the nature of a freak, grotesque
the long and the short of it - the sum and the substance
bardic - rel. to bard and his poetry
low - of inferior quality, character, or style; commonplace; A low point or minimum in price, temperature, numbers, or the like. Cf. all-time low.
condign - worthily deserved, merited, fitting, appropriate; adequate [(notebook 1922-23): 'condign satisfaction'] + FDV: He treasured all unkind words with condign satisfaction.
crumb - a very small particle or portion (of something immaterial), a 'scrap'.
backtalk - a retort or reply which is regarded as superfluous or impertinent; insulting speech, altercation + trek - a long journey or expedition (from Afrikaans) + trek (Dutch) - appetite + (notebook 1924): 'treasured unkindly words'.
covetous - having an ardent or excessive desire of (or for) anything + Exodus 20:17: 'thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife' (9th Commandment, according to Roman Catholic tradition).
Munda - of or pertaining to the Mundas (pre Aryan people of India); a group of East Indian languages (including Santali) + Munda - Caesar's last and most costly victory + munda cor meum (l) - cleanse my heart (Mass).
conversazione - a meeting or assembly for conversation and social recreation [Joyce's note: 'conversazione'] + FDV: If ever in the public interest delicate hints were put to him during a conversazione [by wellwishers pleading with him to be a man] such as: What is the meaning of that foreign word if you ever came across it, we think it is canaille?: or: do did you ever anywhere captain, in your tales of travels happen to meet a gentleman named by the name of something like [Low] Bugger who lives on loans & is 35 yrs of age? : he would begin without a sign of haste like a first class supreme prig [with a vacant [landlubber] look] to tell all the persons in the conversazione the whole lifelong story of his low existence explaining the meanings of all the other foreign words he used and telling every lie imaginable about all the other people in the story whom he met except the simple word and person they had asked him about until they were completely undeceived.
commote - to put into commotion, disturb + commited + (notebook 1924): 'commote'.
tippit - a game of chance, played by two parties of two or three a side; in one of the hands on one side a button or the like is hidden, and a player on the opposite side has to guess in which hand it is, touching the hand and saying tip it + titbit - a brief and isolated interesting item of news or information.
wellwisher - one who wishes well to another
scriptural - biblical [(notebook 1924): 'by scriptural arguments']
opprobrious - conveying opprobrium or injurious reproach, abusive + (notebook 1924): 'opprobrium'.
papist - an adherent of the pope; esp. an advocate of papal supremacy; a Roman Catholic [Joyce's note: 'papist'].
to brace up - to cheer up, enliven, raise the morale of; to pull oneself together for an effort.
kudos - glory, fame, renown
scaly wag - a disreputable fellow, a good-for-nothing
dem - damn
scrounger - one who lives at the expense of others, one who sponges [(notebook 1924): 'scrounger'].
dash it all - damn it all!